A DNA match on Ancestry.com was the key to finding out about a previously unknown branch of the family, and a fourth cousin just down the road!
Historical newspaper articles for Otoe County, Nebraska are now available online – this is a gold mine for researching Dale’s Kreifels side of the family!
As intriguing as the possibility was, I’m now convinced that the recently discovered grave in McDuffie County, Georgia is not that of my 5x-great-grandmother.
The great thing about having your own family history blog and website is that researchers can find you through Google. For example, if you Google “phebe brown georgia”, my website shows up on the first page of search results. This can have wonderful consequences.
I stumbled across some new information about Benjamin Black’s father, Samuel Black. Samuel was my 4x-great-grandfather. Up until now, the only documentation I had on him (besides family lore) was a record of his marriage to Elinor Howard in 1812.