It was recently announced that FamilySearch has partnered with World Connect, which has more than 12 million Virginia entries taken from family trees that had been submitted to that database. What better way to determine if somebody else has been researching a surname that interests you! That link might be your “key” to ancestral information. (Keep in mind that such transcribed data may have errors; nevertheless, clues in such data can provide leads to further research.)
Civil War sites
The Civil War Trust (at http://www.CivilWar.org) protected 3,735 acres of Civil War battlefields in 2012 — its 25th anniversary year. In 2013 this organization is hoping to save a crucial part of Gettysburg — 112 acres. And for every $1 donated, matching funds of $3.19 have been committed. “Misguided casino developers” are expected to try, for the third time, to build a gambling parlor there. Visit this website to learn more, and possibly donate to save this “hallowed ground.”
Q-4283: Seek info parents, death date, burial of Joseph FLEEHARTY/FLAHERTY. Was living with John & Cynthia HAMELTON, Harter, Clay Co, IL 1870 census. Also Greenberry FLEEHARTY/FLAHERTY who married Nancy LAMBERT 1901 Success, Arkansas.
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