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Clues into Frank McCourtney’s Mysterious Past

Resting spot for Frank L McCourtney at Rose City Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. Photo taken March 2016.
Resting spot for Frank L McCourtney at Rose City Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. Photo taken March 2016.

Frank L McCourtney is one of the most mysterious ancestors that I have researched in a long time. His name came up at a dinner conversation last Christmas, when my Uncle in Law commented that he knew very little about his grandfather, Frank. My uncle had done his own genealogical research into his grandfather, but could not find who his parents were. ¬†Further conversations with other family members about Frank McCourtney made him even more intriguing. ¬†This man did not speak of his past much, at least with his grandchildren, and the varying stories that they had of his youth inspired me to want to find factual sources to get the story straight. Continue reading Clues into Frank McCourtney’s Mysterious Past

Heidi’s Good News

 

 

 

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This has been a great week for me in my writing world. I received notice on Saturday that my poem, Harmony, will be published in the book Field Notes: Reflections on Nature Vol. 2. I also received my copy of the magazine Country Pleasures which is running a two-part feature article which I wrote on getting started in genealogy! It is my hope that the article will offer practical advice on how to begin tracing your ancestry, and maybe get some new people interested in this fascinating hobby.

 

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