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Family Legends and Stories Debunked!

Everyone has them. Family legends in genealogy abound and often become more embellished with each generation. Many times, after diligent research you may find the family story is false. Here are some common family stories that are usually false. My … Read More

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Did his Grandma see a Mermaid in Alabama?

My Grandmother by Dennis W Smith My grandmother was born Malissy Roseann Lively in 1875 (one account says 1874). To us grandkids she was “Ma”. Ma married my grandfather, Solomon Smith, in 1891. Ma kept her sharp wit and mind … Read More