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Use Historic Ship Replicas to Share Your Family History

I found these beautiful historic ship replicas to add to the general mercantile here at White Oak Attic. I think they are a perfect fit to our objective of home decor aimed at telling a family story because our genealogy trail often leads to a moment in history that...

How to put a genealogy fact into your room for people to see …beautifully!

I just finished a little DIY project.  I found a way to easily use a genealogy fact as part of my home decor. This helps get these little details out in the open, where they remain top of mind to inspire more research and a fun way to share the information with...

How to Tell Your Family Story with Home Decor

  I've been on a mission for the past couple of years to de-clutter but also hang onto my keepsakes. That sounds impossible, doesn't it? Turns out, it isn't. I read an interesting article suggesting the new generation isn't interested in holding onto...

DAR Membership through my ancestor Benjamin Clement

DAR Membership through my ancestor Benjamin Clement I finally got around to pursuing membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution over the course of the past couple of years.  I am not really sure why I put it off for so long since it turned out I had most...

Edward (Edwin) Wills b. 1826-1829

The information I have about Edward (Edwin) Wills is very limited and comes primarily from census data.  I have not been able to pinpoint his exact year of birth, his age varies from one census to another by just a couple of years. I am a descendant through his son...

John Harvey Wills b. 1853 d. between 1901 – 1907

John Harvey Wills, the father of my great grandmother Lottie Mae Wills, was born in Bedford County, Virginia according to his reporting in various census records. The 1900 census has him in the Cabin Creek District of Kanawha County WV.  It gives his birth date as...

Lottie Mae Wills b. 1888 d. 1975

I don't know a lot about my great grandmother Lottie Mae Wills but her family line has proved to be one that's more documented than any of my others.  There are interesting stories and a lot of historical records to read.  Her lines trace to revolutionary war...

Hans Ulrich Rider (Honzura Rider) b. 1888 d. 1981

Honzura Rider was born April 7, 1888.  His birth record has him named Hans Ulrich Rider.  Somehow this became Honzura but there isn't much record to explain when he started using Honzura.  I've just assumed it was a breakdown of pronunciation of Hans Ulrich since he...

Virgil Floyd Rider b. 1912 d. 1967

Meet my grandfather, Virgil Floyd Rider.  Virgil was born August 11, 1912 in Kanawha County, West Virginia.  The birth certificate that I have was generated from an affidavit from his father when Virgil was 27 years old so it doesn't have much more in the way of any...

Dr. Zacharias Willis Kemp of New Hampshire, biography and photo

The image featured above is located on USGen Web and is identified as Kemp, Z Willis As I did some exploring on this name, I found quite a lot of information and it reaffirmed the identity of the man whose name I found on the back of a cabinet photo in an album I...

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