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Name: Karen Bennett
Date registered: May 16, 2011
URL: http://www.karenmillerbennett.com


I am a Certified Genealogist, registrar of the Lima Chapter NSDAR, and a Registered Dental Hygienist. I am a past trustee, officer, and committee chair of The Ohio Genealogical Society. My particular interests are lineage societies, cemetery research, German research, and technology. Look for a variety of blog subjects, from genealogy to my other interests of reading, music, gardening, and bird watching.

Latest posts

  1. Tombstone Tuesday–Frankie B. Heffner — June 30, 2015
  2. Becker or Baker? — June 26, 2015
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–Mary (Tester) Heffner — June 23, 2015
  4. My Mitochondrial DNA — June 19, 2015
  5. Tombstone Tuesday–Clarence S. Brandt — June 16, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Haunted Mercer County? — 26 comments
  2. Genealogy Roadshow to Debut — 18 comments
  3. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 17 comments
  4. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments
  5. Wedding Postponed Due to Snow and Cold — 16 comments

Author's posts listings

Jun 12

A Double Wedding

I have fairly large photo scanning project in the works but unfortunately I am not making a whole lot of progress on it. It is a box of old photos that belonged to Viola and Edna Germann, “The Germann Collection.” Their parents were Stephen E. and Rosina (Schumm) Germann. Rosina’s parents were J. Frederick and …

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Jun 09

Tombstone Tuesday–Orah M. Heffner

This is the tombstone of Orah Mathilde Heffner, buried in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Orah M. Dau. of Wm & C. Heffner Nov. 3, 1896 Jan. 31 1899 Orah Mathilde Heffner was born 3 November 1896, the second of three daughters born to William and Elizabeth …

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Jun 05

An Old Wooden Box

This past week I was given a gift that came with a research challenge, and of course I love a challenge. One of my patients brought this old wooden box into the office for me. He knew I would want to find out about the person whose name is written on the box. My patient …

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Jun 02

Tombstone Tuesday–William & Elizabeth (Wendel) Heffner

This is the tombstone of William and Elizabeth (Wendel) Heffner, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: HEFFNER Elizabeth 1870-1965 William 1871-1920 Carl William Heffner was born 18 August 1871 in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio, to Conrad and Margaret (Miller) Heffner. He was baptized 24 …

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May 29

Some Newsy Items from The Willshire Herald

The Willshire Herald, 26 January 1911, p.5.

News and social items in old newspapers can provide all sorts of information for your family history as well as information that is just plain interesting to read. Here are a few items I found recently. Some social news: Willshire Young Miss Weds Decatur Young Man Secretly Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Reece learned last Saturday …

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