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Draper Manuscripts

The major problem with everyone’s “brick walls” in genealogy is a lack of resources. One of the least used bits of information is the Draper Manuscripts. This is a collection of information that was collected in the early to mid-nineteenth century by Lyman C. Draper [1815-1891]. Lyman Draper was a lifelong student of the history […]

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Territory North of the River Ohio

Being a southern researcher, I often forget that there were two different divisions of the United States in the latter portion of the 18th century. There was the Territory South of the River Ohio and also the Territory North of the River Ohio. Most all of our records are for the Territory South of the […]

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