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Re: John May and Mary Ann Mitchell married 1842 in Robertson Co, TN
Posted by: Mel Graham (ID *****2832) Date: July 21, 2012 at 08:48:27
In Reply to: Re: John May and Mary Ann Mitchell married 1842 in Robertson Co, TN by W. Ray Walker of 16226

Good Morning,
Thank you for the clarification on the family. Most of my research began with writing the living relatives of my grandparents in the 1960's and listening to old stories before that.
My g aunt did have an old adress book with her cousins, etc during the second world war. She did not do any research and I am sure her information was mixed. However, it has always been my starting point these old letters. I stopped researching about the time Ancestry came on line, before that I wrote letters, used microfiche, and read microfilm.
Thank you for your work and sharing it with me.
The common usage of names has I have noted created much misinformation on the internet. I use to go for three sources and look for secondary sources as well.
Anyway thank you for your information I will pass it on to my sister who has taked over the family historian role from me. I figured 45 plus years was long enough to collect information. Mel

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