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Genealogy by the States – Week 22 – Alabama

Posted by Jim Sanders on Sunday, 2 June, 2013

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Alabama. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Alabama. If you don’t have any connections to Alabama, find a Alabama resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 6/2/2013 – 6/8/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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William Clifford Sanders was my second cousin one time removed. We both descend from John Charles Sanders and Mary Clark Tripp. John Charles Sanders and Mary Clark Tripp have quite a number of descendants. This particular line of Sanders, we kind of lost contact with.

He was born on 23-Aug-1937 in Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut. married to Rheba Kay Nobles in Alabama. He was married to Rheba on 28-Sep-1963 in Opelika, Lee County, Alabama (my family connection to Alabama). He died on 03-Apr-2001 in Oshkosh, Winnebago county, Wisconsin.

William Clifford Sanders is a former professor at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. According to the faculty and staff directories he last appears in 1999-2000. According to some notes I have, he was a professor of German. I’m not sure where he picked up his German as our family, at least the Sanders line, doesn’t have a strong connection to Germany.

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A few Alabama Genealogy Links
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Alabama Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank

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Genealogy by the States – Week 21 – Illinois

Posted by Jim Sanders on Sunday, 26 May, 2013

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Illinois. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Illinois. If you don’t have any connections to Illinois, find a Illinois resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 5/26/2013 – 6/1/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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Ralph Barnard Trousdale was my second cousin twice removed. We both descend from Henry Lewer Sanders, who is the first of my line of Sanders to immigrate to the United States.

Ralph was born on 25-Jan-1876 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA. He was the son of James Barnard Trousdale and Mary Barbara Valdivia. Mary was the daughter of Rafael Joseph Valdivia and Frances Augusta Sanders. Frances was the daughter of Henry Lewer Sanders and Barbara Anne Warwick.

Ralph married Anna Louise Hayward on 27-Jan-1904 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois (my Illinois Connection). Ralph and Anna had at least two children James and Louise. Ralph died on 09-Sep-1933 in Garden City, Nassau, New York. He was only 57 at the time of his death.

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A few Illinois Genealogy Links
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Illinois Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
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Genealogy by the States – Week 20 – Mississippi

Posted by Jim Sanders on Sunday, 19 May, 2013

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Mississippi. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Mississippi . If you don’t have any connections to Mississippi, find a Mississippi resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 5/19/2013 – 5/25/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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Since I do not have any personal links to Mississippi, I decided to highlight one particular link. Actually it’s the digital subsection of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

There is a vast array of data and records available within the digital archives of Mississippi. These include

There are many more collections within this digital archives collections. Be sure to check out these links if you have any ancestors from Mississippi.

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A few Mississippi Genealogy Links
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Mississippi Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank



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Genealogy by the States – Week 19 – Indiana

Posted by Jim Sanders on Sunday, 12 May, 2013

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Indiana. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Indiana. If you don’t have any connections to Indiana, find a Indiana resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 5/12/2013 – 5/18/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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As the Genealogy by the States series moves out to the Midwest and beyond, there’s going to be an increasing number of states where I do not have a direct connection to the state or that connection is rather remote. This week’s state of Indiana is one of those states where I do not have any connection at all. Therefore, this week I’m highlighting a Indiana resource I found.

The Indiana State Digital Archives is a great resource for those of you with ancestors in Indiana.

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A few Indiana Genealogy Links
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Indiana Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
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