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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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