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Subject: Re: Organizing Genealogy Files Date: 6/27/2012 7:05 PM
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I was fortunate to find the estate papers for one of my ancestors....who had 8 daughters! Would never have known all their married names without these papers.....it's now easy to trace them on census reports, etc.

My direct line ancestors did not venture far from their original locale....so I am lucky there, also.

And tho I have not been down there in over a year...(have I mentioned I lose interest for months at a time?)the NC Dept. of Archives is about 7-10 minutes from where I live. They have an outstanding collection, and I have had them copy numerous wills and estate files.......

...nothing like holding a copy of a will written in 1823 in your hands.....the worst handwriting took place in the 1900's I think. The penmanship back in the 1800's was beautiful!!

"Rosie"
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