Black Sheep Sunday; Dr. Similis F. Wilklow

Black sheep is the genealogy term for those people that sometimes we would sometimes like to forget that they are related to us. Dr. Similis Fowler Wilklow is my first cousin, three times removed so he is not a real close relative. But you may ask; what could be unsavory about Dr. Wilklow? It appears …

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Genealogy Roadshow – First Season & Next Season

“Genealogy Roadshow” on PBS has ended their first season. There were only 4 episodes filmed. If you missed any of the episodes or want to watch them again, they can be viewed online for a short time here on PBS on the web. This season was just a trial to see if there would be …

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Anniversary of the Surrender at Saratoga (1777)

On Oct. 17, 1777 British General John Burgoyne surrendered to American General Horatio Gates at Saratoga, NY. The British attempted to split the American forces along the Hudson River. Burgoyne’s was camped near Saratoga when on September 19, British troops engaged American troops at the Battle of Freeman’s Farm, or the First Battle of Saratoga. …

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