Monthly Archives: December 2015

Off Topic .. Passwords & Security

Just a little off topic today, but I wanted to write about passwords and security.  We know we should change our passwords that protect everything from our computers, banking accounts, shopping accounts and all other password protected applications.  However, if … Continue reading

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Civil War Pensions: The GenDetective Reports

Given my recent focus on Civil War pensions, I was asked how I figure out who served and who received pensions.  For me, preparing to research Civil War pensions at the National Archives is two step process.  The first step is to identify … Continue reading

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Civil War Pensions: Cunningham Kenley

Cunningham Kenley, yes his parents really did saddle him with his mothers maiden name, was my 3rd great granduncle and first cousin 5x removed.  Tracing Cunningham allowed me to find the proof I needed for the second line to the … Continue reading

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Civil War Pension: Alexander C Sloan

Alexander Sloan is a 2nd great grand-uncle.  He was married to Mary Elizabeth McGranahan and lived most of his life in Cowanshannock Twp, Armstrong County, Pa.  Alexander was a Sergeant and then a 1st Lieutenant with Company K of the … Continue reading

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