Category Archive: Ryan

May 25 2013

Genealogy Loves a Good Map!

I would stare at maps of Delaware for hours. – Ken Jennings A good map can bring those spiritless census, tax and land records to life by placing an ancestor at a particular location at a point in time. Maps can let you know where to look for records, provide hints about family relationships or …

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Apr 14 2013

Nanticoke River Roots

This is the first in a series of four articles introducing the families and surnames I’m investigating, starting with my father’s family in Sussex County, Delaware. The picture below is my father and his grandparents, John Robinson and Ella (Ryan) Robinson. It was taken around 1918 on a farm in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, …

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