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This will be the last post for my wife dawn stringer

To all the people in this web site, I have some distressing news. Dawn had a heart attack this morning and passed on. She loved this site and she will be missed. Love you guys

Added by Dawn Evans Stringer on October 11, 2009 at 9:23am — 28 Comments

GenealogyWise Chatroom a great genealogy resource

Many members are not aware of the chat room here on GenealogyWise, or if they are aware of the scheduled chats they don't realize that the chat room is open all day every day. There are a group of people who are in there and are willing to help you with a genealogy problem, do lookups or just general chat. If you do not know how the chatroom works you can leave a message for me on my homepage and I will walk you through it. We would love to have you join us. Drop in and introduce yourself.

Added by Dawn Evans Stringer on September 25, 2009 at 1:49pm — 1 Comment

Owen Thomas, Revolutionary War Soldier.....or maybe not

For as far back as I can remember I have known that we had a Revolutionary war soldier in the family tree. My Grandmother had joined the DAR through him. When grandma passed away I received her original DAR application along with certificates and her regents pin. Those are items I have always treasured and always will, but I have realized they may all be based on false information. When I started doing the family genealogy one of the first things I did was pull out the DAR application and put… Continue

Added by Dawn Evans Stringer on August 16, 2009 at 12:40pm — 3 Comments

Sarah Thomas Nickols, True Pioneer Woman

Sarah Thomas was born 13 Jun 1782 in Loudoun county, Virginia, to Owen Thomas, a revolutionary war soldier, and Martha Davis. She was the third of 9 children, and the oldest daughter. About 1801 Sarah married Nathan Spencer Nickols, also of Loudoun county. Their first son, John was born in 1802. Soon followed the births of 11 more children, Mahala (b Aug1804 d Oct 1804), Ruth (1805), George (1807), Albert (1808), Harriet (1810), Massey(1811), Margaret (1813), Martha (1815), Anne (1817), Sarah… Continue

Added by Dawn Evans Stringer on July 28, 2009 at 12:37pm — No Comments

A Tribute to Two Mothers, Nina Verne Mossman Heskett and Daisy Arlene Smith Heskett

On 11 August 1916 my grandmother, Erma Leona Heskett, was born the third daughter of William Dale and Nina Verne (Mossman) Heskett. They lived in Morrow county, Ohio, where the Heskett family had lived since the 1820;s. Soon after grandma's birth, Nina found out that she had TB. To be closer to her family, they moved to Sioux City, IA. Nina went into a hospital and grandma was taken care of by one of her uncles. On 10 Apr 1919, at the age of 33 Nina died, leaving behind 3 daughters, Blanche… Continue

Added by Dawn Evans Stringer on July 22, 2009 at 2:43pm — 1 Comment

What I Wish Someone had Told My Southern Ancestors

This blog post is entirely my opinion, and I mean no disrespect to southerners. I love the south, and the people who make it a great place. I have spent all my adult life here in the south, but I come from a long line of yankees, and all of my research until recently has been in the north (mostly Ohio). Records have been plentiful, and easy to access, and I didn't realize how fortunate I was! I am now working on my husband's and my daughter-in-law's southern genealogies, and it is a totally… Continue

Added by Dawn Evans Stringer on July 16, 2009 at 9:56pm — 6 Comments

My Search for Norval Valentine Heskett/ Hiskett



Norval Valentine Heskett/ Hiskett is my 4th Great Grandfather and his early life is a total mystery.The only information I have about his early years is from a family history written by my great grandfather in 1947, and of course he didn't cite his sources, so I have no clue how accurate the facts are. The information from ggrandpa states that Norval was born 15 Feb 1805 in Loudoun county, VA, to Benjamin Adam Heskett/ Hiskett. There is no… Continue

Added by Dawn Evans Stringer on July 16, 2009 at 12:12pm — 3 Comments

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