Arthur Sears

Pic of the Week (#131) - Ida's Patriotic Summer Celebration

Pic of the Week (#131) - Ida's Patriotic Summer Celebration

Always fun-loving and jovial, this photo really captures the spirit of my great grandmother, Ida Rhoads Sears (1900-2002). She is own the far right wearing the American flag hat. This is part of her story.

Dewey Loudermilk (1898-1957): The Coolest Name In My Family Tree

Dewey Loudermilk (1898-1957): The Coolest Name In My Family Tree

Dewey Loudermilk (1898-1957) was my 1st cousin 3x removed. He has, perhaps, the coolest name in my family tree. This is his story.

The Last Will and Testament of Christopher Adkins (1825-1887), My 4th Great Grandfather

The Last Will and Testament of Christopher Adkins (1825-1887), My 4th Great Grandfather

“I Christopher Adkins, of Epsom, in the County of Daviess, and State of Indiana, merchant, being of sound and disposing mind and memory …” - I believe this to be the last will and testament of my 4th great grandfather, Christopher Adkins (1825-1887).

Mystery 16 Month Marriage of Porter Dean Sears (1906-1935) Ends in Divorce Due to "Repeated and Extreme Cruelty"

Mystery 16 Month Marriage of Porter Dean Sears (1906-1935) Ends in Divorce Due to "Repeated and Extreme Cruelty"

Porter Dean Sears (1906-1935), my 2nd great uncle, married Elnora Florence Cannon on July 9th, 1928. Sixteen months later they were divorced. “Repeated and Extreme Cruelty” was the reason cited (by Porter). This is his story.

A Boy Without a Dad and the Family He Made: Arthur Bryan Myers Sears (1900-1964)

A Boy Without a Dad and the Family He Made: Arthur Bryan Myers Sears (1900-1964)

This is my great grandfather, Arthur Bryan Sears (1900-1964), probably around age one. As far as I can tell he was fatherless for his first several years. This is his story.

Adoptive Fathers in Your Family Tree - John Alfred Sears (1860-1951)

Adoptive Fathers in Your Family Tree - John Alfred Sears (1860-1951)

Learning about the adoptive fathers in your family tree can help you tell your ancestral story. Here is the story of an adoptive father in my tree, John Alfred Sears (1860-1951).

 

"Tall Man Dead" - Patrick Miles (1834-1903)

"Tall Man Dead" - Patrick Miles (1834-1903)

My 3rd great grandfather, Patrick Miles, was a tall man. Apparently he was one of the tallest in his county at the time of his death in 1903. He stood six feet and six inches "in his stocking feet." This is his story.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#22) - Dorothy Sears (1922-1927)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#22) - Dorothy Sears (1922-1927)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#22) - Dorothy Sears (1922-1927), Scarlet Fever

Genealogy, DNA, and the Discovery of Wilfred Miles

Genealogy, DNA, and the Discovery of Wilfred Miles

For several years I have dabbled on and off with genealogy. When I took my Ancestry DNA test last summer I transitioned from occasional hobbyist to ardent life long genealogy enthusiast. The discovery of Wilfred Miles (about 1770-1825), my 5th great grandfather, marks the precise moment I became hooked.