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Introducing Historic Maryland Law

My earliest ancestors to Maryland arrived in 17331 from what is now Germany. They were named Troud (aka Trout) and Loy (aka Ley or Lye). The lands they settled bore fanciful names like Taskers Chance, Lambson, and Arnold’s Delight.2 In … Continue reading

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Homesteading in Oklahoma: Introducing Historic Oklahoma Law

The Land Rush of 1889 started on April 22nd. My great-great-grandfather, Peter Stillman Loy, arrived two days late for Oklahoma homestead land. His claim was dated 24 April 1889. Peter’s aunt, Margaret S. Tucker, made her claim on 1 September … Continue reading

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Homesteading in Missouri, and Introducing Historic Missouri Law

An affidavit in a canceled Howell County, Missouri, homestead claim is one of two records found providing the 1870 death date of Elizabeth (Eyster) Loy. The other was in a second homestead file.

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Introducing Historic Kansas Case Law

My teen-aged great-grandmother, Winnie Cunningham, walked from Kansas to northeastern Illinois next to her family’s covered wagon. Her parents pursued a religious utopia. Her future husband, Luther Loy, had parents after the same dream; the Loys likely took a train … Continue reading

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Relocating for Religion: The Christian Catholic Church and “The Leaves of Healing”

Faith healing. A flat earth. The promise of a Utopian society.[1] If not for a religious sect whose doctrine makes me squirm, I would not be alive.

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AncestryDNA: Fishing in Another Pond

I’ve heard many times that when doing DNA testing for genealogy it is best to fish in all DNA ponds.

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