Granny Pam

Wife, Mother, Grandmother Great-grandmother. Retired. Bluegrass. Genealogy. Living the life.

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Tuesday Tools, Bureau of Land Management Surveys

Better late than never, I am exploring the Survey portion of the BLM site. To access the surveys, go to the Bureau’s home page and click search surveys from the green menu bar. You can enlarge any of my screen shots for a better view, just click on them. I am searching in territory I …

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Abbott Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 8 page 377

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Deeds from other families

I am posting information gleaned from land records in the areas where our family’s ancestors resided. You can read more about this project in the overview. You may also check my deed record listing, which I will update frequently, but probably not every day. This group pertain to early residents of Wexford County, Michigan with …

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Read This about Evidence and Conclusions

I have rarely felt so strongly that about the importance of a piece of genealogical writing. The author who writes as ‘The Ancestry Insider’ has is writing about how computer programs and online trees handle evidence and conclusions; more to the point, how they should handle it. You need to read this post, now. Reading …

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Happy Mother’s Day, Mom

I still miss you every day.

Abbott Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 4 page 139

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Deeds from other families

I am posting information gleaned from land records in the areas where our family’s ancestors resided. You can read more about this project in the overview. You may also check my deed record listing, which I will update frequently, but probably not every day. This group pertain to early residents of Wexford County, Michigan with …

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Abbott Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 6 page 430

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Deeds from other families

I am posting information gleaned from land records in the areas where our family’s ancestors resided. You can read more about this project in the overview. You may also check my deed record listing, which I will update frequently, but probably not every day. This group pertain to early residents of Wexford County, Michigan with …

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Funeral Card Friday – Aldis Pratt

I am sharing funeral cards on Friday, following a Facebook meme which you an see here. Today’s card is from the service of Papa’s uncle, Aldis Pratt. You may click the thumbnail to enlarge it. Aldis and his wife Laura (Fenton) farmed and raised a family west of Saginaw, Michigan in Gratiot County. Uncle Aldis …

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Treasure Chest Thursday – The Tulip Platter

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

In keeping with the spring season, here is a platter which I am lucky to have. I remember it on the evening dinner tables of my childhood days. For some reason, I see ham when I see this plate, and believe I should have ham. I have always thought of this as the Tulip plate, …

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Abbott Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 4 page 450

This entry is part 93 of 99 in the series Deeds in the Family

I am posting information gleaned from land records in the areas where our family’s ancestors resided. You can read more about this project in the overview. You may also check my deed record listing, which I will update frequently, but probably not every day. This group pertain to early residents of Wexford County, Michigan with …

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Tuesday Tools – The Bureau of Land Management Website and Records

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Land Records

I recently reviewed some land patents from our family. In most cases, little genealogical information can be found in land patent records. I find that land records are useful in identifying where my ancestors lived, and when. The (United States) Bureau of Land Management has a useful website with a lot of information concerning Federal …

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