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Who was Marian? Ancestry Part 3

Marian

We weren’t positive her name was Marian Lemaine. The Marian was certain, but her last name was vague–maybe Lemon, perhaps Lehman? Her goddaughter didn’t know for sure. Marian was important to Mrs. Oswald Chambers, but we knew little about her. I needed to find out. This how I did it using Ancestry.com Basic facts We knew she must […]

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Who Is This Mystery Woman? Ancestry Part 2

Mystery woman

Who is this mystery woman with all those children? Researchers at Wheaton College didn’t know when they included her photograph into Oswald Chambers’ Special Collection Library. I didn’t know at first either, until I took a closer look. See that startled little girl on the left? That’s Kathleen Chambers, Oswald and Biddy Chambers’ daughter. How […]

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Using Ancestry.com for Research Part I

Ancestry

I’ve been using Ancestry.com for book research the last year. It’s been surprising and fantastic. As a genealogist, I avoided it for years. But when I began writing my biography of Mrs. Oswald Chambers, I started with one question: “Where did this woman come from?” Ancestry.com provided the information and so much more. English records I […]

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Research Frenzy and the Boys in the Basement

Research frenzy

I’ve been in a research frenzy recently. 18 months after beginning work on this book, I’ve suddenly turned up information I’ve sought a long time. How many times have I sifted through the depths of Ancestry.com hunting details? Apparently, not enough. I spent hours redoing searches I thought I’d done before. But this time, the […]

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Scan the Photos!

Scan

While I went to spend Thanksgiving with my family, I had another goal as well: scan the family photos! Have you scanned yours? Why not? I started talking to relatives in August, asking them to bring family photos to Thanksgiving and I’d bring my scanner. It’s portable and I attach it to my laptop. A few […]

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