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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Wandering The Internet Doing Genealogy Research

Do you every just wander around the Internet using Swag search to see what you may find. While writing my family history challenge I added the other night that my 5th great grandmother Elizabeth had died in 1800 of Typhoid fever. So I decided to do a search to see if I could get a little background of this disease. Yuck is what I have to say. The symptoms are horrible and how you catch it is just as bad. Unsanitary conditions are all I will say. From there  From there I saw a link for diseases of the past 1800 to 1920. This was found on a site named Bella On LineA Site  For Women. There are some links that may interest you besides genealogy.

Then I read an article on the process of becoming a member of the Daughters of the Revolution. I know that I have more than one ancestor that found in the American Revolution but did not realize the work that has to be done to become a member should you wish to.  I am proud of my ancestor who fought in the Civil War and I am proud of my grandfathers who fought in the Revolutionary War.  I have thought of applying and may see if we have a local member in our area who can guide me. 

When I visited our local library recently I saw books on the Daughters of the American Revolution and the members family line. For a fee I can hook up with some one who comes from my same line.

Should I attempt to do this I will let you know how it is going or went.  Some may ask why bother but I am proud of my ancestors and their fight for our country.

2 comments:

  1. Hi there! I have been on the sides reading your great family history blog for a while. Please do forgive my ignorance but what is 'using Swag search...?'

    best regards, Carol

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  2. I missed putting a link, will fix. It is like google search but gives points to you off and on when you search. I use it only to search.

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