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  1. Dennis and Diadamia Doram: A View of the American Dream

    Dennis and Diadamia Doram: A View of the American Dream

    By: Julie Maio Kemper, Curator, Museum Collections & Exhibitions, Kentucky Historical Society Around a corner in the Kentucky Historical Society’s permanent exhibit, “A Kentucky Journey,” two portraits sit enclosed in a large glass case. These are the images of Dennis and Diadamia Doram, dated 1839.  Like many prosperous 19th century Kentuckians, the Dorams...

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  2. John Storms and Hannah Collard: My Mystery Ancestors

    John Storms and Hannah Collard: My Mystery Ancestors

    By: Patricia Craig Johnson John Storms and Hannah Collard have been in the back of my mind for years.  Since finding that Simon Pryor Jr. married Margaret Storms 20 May 1813 I have wanted to prove the identity of her parents.  I felt the logical prospects were John Storm and his...

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  3. The “Not-So-Secret” Demise of John Cronin

    The “Not-So-Secret” Demise of John Cronin

    Using Historical Newspapers to Solve a Genealogical Mystery By Kathy Reed My grandmother was secretive. Ask her how old she was. No definitive answer. What is your wedding anniversary?  No answer for that, either. I remember one whispered conversation among older members of my family questioning whether or not my...

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