52 Ancestors – Week 3: Out of Place

Patrick Marion Churchman is my 2x great-uncle on my mom’s side. He was born on Christmas Day in 1836 in Grainger County, Tennessee. He and his two brothers eventually made the trek to Oregon and settled in the Sheridan area, but before that, he surely found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.Continue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 3: Out of Place”

What is a CMSR?

If you’re new to genealogy or don’t do genealogy at all, you may not be familiar with a CMSR…Compiled Military Service Record. I have a CMSR for two ancestors, one on my mom’s side (John Dunahoo) and one on my dad’s (Andrew Bothell). John’s packet is taking a while to look through because it isContinue reading “What is a CMSR?”