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Re: What is your most interesting discovery?

Hello to all!

I love reading all of your postings. It was wonderful to know that this website has helped so many of us find our families. I also have some interesting discoveries. I have been researching my family for over 9 years and it still amazes me when I find out new things about them.

1. Learning that my g-grandfather Benjamin D. Delaney was born a fraternal twin and she died at birth. I also learned that for years my g-grandmother thought he was died while serving in the service only to discover he was alive and well after she had remarried.

2. That for years we were told that my g-grandfather Oliver McRavin was white, but according to his SSI application he was black.

3. My g-g-g-grandmother Laura Young had a brother named William who lied about his age to enlist in the service in Massachusettes.

4. That there is a possiblity that my MCRAVIN & LESTER's from SC are connected through marriages but haven't discovered how that is possible. I also learned that my g-g-grandmother named Queen Victoria Lester named each one of her daughters after flowers like Jasmine & Persiphone.

5. Learning that my maternal side of the family have been in Maryland & the Washington Dc area for over 400+ years. Their surnames also appear on the Freed Slaves list for MD (COOK, CARROLL, SHORTER, YOUNG, HAMMOND, SNOWDEN).

6. Having the opportunity to connect to some cousins who live in California. Her husband was actually researching his family and had listed hers as well. When I notice we had similiar relatives and got in contact with her. She was able to fill in the missing pieces for me and I was able to fill in some for her. So now I have an additional 20 new relatives that I added to my family tree.

Reading everyone post just makes me want to discover more information. I wish everyone good luck in their findings.

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