My Longest-Living Ancestor

TRANSCRIPT from The Flint Journal (Flint, Michigan), 6 Jan 1963, p. D7: Still 'Farming' Flint Man Marks 97th Birthday Nathaniel Lewis, who is 97 today, has been a farmer all his life. Last summer he cultivated a small plot of corn and berries. Lewis lives with his daughter, Mrs. Nora Miley, at 1482 Alberta St. …

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Five Things I Learned While Taking Stock of My Genealogy Documents

I invested in a new genealogy database (Reunion for iPad) and most of my research time since has been spent transferring documents and information from my Ancestry account, my paper files, and my Google Drive into the program. The process has been slow, but rewarding. It's forced me to take another look at everything I've …

Jailed For Assault

I never thought I was descended from saints or anything. Still it's difficult to see proof that your forebearers were abusive, racist, or felonious. My two-times great-grandfather, Nathaniel Lewis, turned out to be all three. I'll post more about this story soon. Click here for source info.