#52 Ancestors: A number of “Firsts” with Joel Halbert

Deciding what to write using Amy Johnson Crow’s prompt, “First” was a challenge. My goal for 2019 is to profile certain ancestors that my girls would not normally know about. This blog has always been for them and for them to meet their ancestors and to see my journey as I discover them. So I decided on my ancestor, Joel Halbert. Joel is a prime example of how conflicting stories can frustrate a genealogist. As a woman who has had her genealogy roots firmly planted in New England and Indiana –and nowhere else– I was surprised when I discovered my…

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