December 2008 << Tips and Tricks
Ancestors is proud to present the best genealogical tips
and tricks from genealogists around the globe. Every month, the
Ancestors team selects a featured tip for you to use in
your own genealogical work.
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Here is this month's featured tip:
After several months hitting a brick wall about my gg grandfather Riley KELLER, I decided to put an ad in the newspaper in Cumberland County, IL, where the family lived and died.
I asked for any information on KELLER, MILLER, BEAN, and GADBERRY. After the second week I was begining to think that there was no one had any information.
Then I had a phone call from a lady about 30 miles away said that she had a picture of some GADBERRY. So the next day I went to her home...WOW..not only did she have a picture of the GADBERRY's but pictures of Riley KELLER and his wife Harriet MILLER KELLER that was married in 1835, and a family group picture that was taken around 1899. Ten of their children with spouses and all identified.
But the best of all is that she gave them all to me as she did not want them. Who would of thought that just running a ad in the newspaper of the they had lived in would bring such results, as all of the people in the pictures have been dead for over 75 years.
Kate Keller Bourland
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