Inmate No. 33501

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 7 - Unusual Source Prompt: Not all of our genealogy discoveries come in the "regular" sources like vital records and the census. What is a discovery that you've made using an unusual source?  Mug Shot of Samuel Perry Curry - June 1929 - Leavenworth, Kansas One of the most… Continue reading Inmate No. 33501

Designated by Denomination

Renwick Cargill Smith (1840-1903) 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 3: Namesake Renwick Cargill "Ren" Smith in his Union Army uniform. PROMPT: Are you named for one of your ancestors? Do you have an ancestor who was named for someone else (either in the family or a well-known person?) Renwick Cargill Smith came by… Continue reading Designated by Denomination

On This Day: Birth of Matilda Small Russell

Matilda Small Russell was born September 13, 1846, in Bloomington, Indiana. She was my great great grandmother. Matilda Russell, like many members of the maternal line of my family, was a descendant of Scottish Covenanters. For several centuries, this sect of Scottish Presbyterians fought for the right to uphold their own church government and practices… Continue reading On This Day: Birth of Matilda Small Russell