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Saturday, December 29, 2012

I Know I'm a Nerd...

...but I just wanted to share something I think is really cool. I'm the owner of several entries on findagrave.com, which is basically a cemetery database kept up by volunteers that go out and transcribe and photograph grave markers. If you're into genealogy at all, it's a really great website to check out.

Anyways...a few days ago, I received an email from someone wanting to give information about my great-grandmother. Turns out we're distant cousins and he's working on a book on this branch of the family. Well, guess what? I'm descended from a pre-Revolutionary War family that lived in New Jersey and Pennsylvania...and...a proven Revolutionary War soldier!

I know a lot of people probably are if you're able to go back far enough, but for an historian like myself, this is seriously cool. I'm really thinking about joining the local chapter of the DAR...if only I had known about this when I was in college...

At least my kids will be eligible for scholarships when the time comes!

3 comments:

  1. Hey, new follower from the GFC Blog Hop. Wow, that's pretty neat. I think I've come across that website before!

    xo,
    Kristin
    aboutagirl.ca

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  2. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance. Have a great week.

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