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Question of the Week for April 26: Where do we come from?

Do you know the geographical origins of the Cartwright family’s DNA? Once upon a time, genealogical research focused primarily on lineage — the record of parentage, etc. But that is no longer the case. Thanks to the research on the … Continue reading

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Praying with and for the Ancestors

During the season of Lent (which started this year on February 18), I have been trying to be intentional about offer thanks for my ancestors. I know that some members of my family (as well as non-family readers of this … Continue reading

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Questions of the Week: March 1, 2015

Please Note:  Due in part to my travel schedule for the month of March and in part to the responses that I have received to previous questions, I am shifting gears for the next four weeks. After Easter, I will … Continue reading

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Where They Settled — The Cartwright Families at Shiloh (Blansett)

Although I have referred to the location of the Baptist church and cemetery at Shiloh, I haven’t actually provided the technical information about the geographical coordinates for the nearby homesteads that Eliza Hope Dane Cartwright and her son Thomas Baskin … Continue reading

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Question of the Week for January 18, 2015

THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK: I am curious to know what kinds of Cartwright family memorabilia various Cartwright cousins and members of our extended family have “collected” and/or “saved” across the years.   To give you an idea of what I … Continue reading

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Transient Camps

There are two moments in The Grapes of Wrath that I find most arresting. The first one takes place when Ma refuses to turn around and look behind her as the Joad family leaves their homestead located in Cherokee County … Continue reading

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