Author Archives: Elizabeth Wilson Ballard

Mildred Carrie (Arney) Corteville – 13 April 1915-24 July 2002 – “A Strong, Independent Woman”

Mildred Carrie (ARNEY) CORTEVILLE 13 April 1915-24 July 2002 “A Strong, Independent Woman” by her grandson, Michael Wolfe Mildred Carrie (ARNEY) CORTEVILLE was born on this Friday, April 13th, 103 years ago in 1915 in North Dakota. Advertisements

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Genealogy Plans for 2018

Well, since I don’t seem to be finishing any posts lately (yet I have about a dozen in progress and keep having more ideas), I thought I would at least write, for the record, a few plans for 2018. These … Continue reading

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Are You Male With the Surname of COON, KOON, or Variation?

New post on Coon Genealogy blog. Are you a male with the surname of Coon, Koon, or variation? Please click on the link below! https://coongenealogy.wordpress.com/2018/01/06/are-you-male-with-the-surname-of-coon-koon-or-variation/  

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Did Thomas JOHNSON Disinherit His Daughter Sarah? – Ancestors 62 and 31

This is one of a group of articles tagged “The Massa Theory”. It analyzes two statements from “The End of the Trail: The Saga of the ‘Coon’ Indian Heritage,” by Bill and Jane Wilson, and Mary M. Van Duyn Overton, … Continue reading

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Holidays 2017 – Twelve Years Without Mom – Ancestor 3

Everything changed when she died that summer, 2005. Holidays weren’t the same, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is not a new story — people who have lost loved ones experience a variety of emotions at certain times of the year. … Continue reading

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