The question made the rounds in Twitter's genealogy community: Did any of your distant cousins marry their step-siblings? Oh, do I have a story about William Bass and his brother! Or was it his brother-in-law...or both?
Ann and the Fountain of Youth
Researching Ann Eliza Bass was a challenge from the start. She was 30 years old in 1860, and she was also 30 years old in 1880. Fountain of youth, meet your queen...
The Disappearance of Henry Hansen
I had found no obituary, death record, or burial permit for Henry Hansen. What had I missed?
Surprise! They lied!
Most of us have "that branch" in our family tree. You know the one...it's where you find the ancestors who turned stretching the truth into an art form. You want to look away, but you just...can't.
Finding Grandpa Baugh
The search for my third-great-grandfather led to a series of dead ends. Finally, by casting a wider research net, I discovered the man behind my mother's "Confederate money" story.