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Finding Sarah Carney

Sarah Carney is buried next to her son, but you’d never know it.  Her bones are resting beside him under an unmarked patch of grass in the family plot of the Riverview Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.  I’d show you a … Continue reading

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Virginia Historical Society Hosts “Stories at the Museum” Tomorrow

About twice a month, the Virginia Historical Society hosts a program for families with younger children called “Stories at the Museum.”  A history-themed book is read to the kiddos and then they get to do some related crafts.  And just like … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs of the Past – Pine Street Barber Shop

As a small business owner myself, I love learning more about the businesses and financial ventures of my ancestors.  From farming the land, to owning the neighborhood restaurant or barbershop, I want to know how they made ends meet. My … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

One of the best and most fun ways to make genealogy discoveries is the share with others.  Some of my best finds have been through distant cousins that I’ve met or chatted with online and many more have been made … Continue reading

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Starting at the end

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca   Whether you consider yourself to be climbing the family tree or digging into its roots, researching genealogy is an exciting hobby.  It allows us to see how our … Continue reading

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