Author Archives: Mic Barnette


Apparently I owe everyone, including myself, an apology. I was aware I had not posted anything in a while but I had no idea it had been nearly eight months. I began this blog over a year ago. Then, life … Continue reading

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It Is All In The Spelling!

We had an intriguing incident the other day at the library. A patron was having difficulty finding a death certificate. The patron had located a record of her ancestor’s Texas death certificate listed on ’s database. When she went … Continue reading

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DNA Test Sale

I know many readers are either into DNA testing or thinking about it.  Either way, I highly urge everyone to participate. DNA is a tool that can verify your research is on the right track. Family Tree DNA has announced … Continue reading

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Texas Physicians Database

If you are researching physicians who practiced in Texas you may be in luck. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas has a website devoted to Texas Physicians. Sometimes there is a reference to an obituary or it … Continue reading

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Finding Action When None Seems Apparent

Did the 148th Illinois Infantry See Any Action? A man recently came into the library with his ancestor’s Civil War compiled service record. The service record had the company name, the date the man enlisted in the military, the name … Continue reading

Posted in 148th IL Inf, Anderson Station TN, Camp Butler IL, Civil War, Confederate, Death of Lincoln, Decherd TN, Franklin Co TN, History Detectives, Lombardy TN, McMinn Co TN, Military, Nashville Chattanooga RR, Nashville TN, Research Methodology, Tennessee, Thomas Swift, Tullahoma TN, Wes Cowan, Wilson Pickard | Leave a comment

Case of the Missing Given Name

Case of the Missing Given Name As most of you know I work in the Genealogy Department of the Dallas Public Library. My job is a rewarding one as I get to help people on a daily basis with their … Continue reading

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Welcome to my new blog spot. It is a place where I hope to post some of my older writings as well as anything new I might write now and in the future. I hope to locate and post as … Continue reading

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