15 September 2010

James Rampley Finds Horses in 1782

I've been doing some searches on Genealogy Bank today and have made a few new discoveries, one of which is on this page.

James Rampley apparently found some stray horses and advertised them in the 16 July 1782 Maryland Journal. While not a major genealogical revelation, it would confirm that James was living at a certain point in time if that were necessary. It also would make a lovely illustration in a family genealogy. I never thought I'd find my 5th great-grandfather's name in a newspaper.

Hopefully I'll find some things I can use in Casefile Clues. Genealogy Bank has a variety of newspapers on their site, even some older ones like this.

We'll be posting additional items as I find them.