When I have reached a dead-end while researching my family's roots, one of my last steps is to simply google the person's name. When I first started exploring, this technique led me to an online genealogy of a distant relative in Sweden which filled in a great deal of the family beyond Great Grandpa Olof's voyage across the Atlantic. On a few occasions, it has surprised me with some amazing facts about my family members.
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This past Memorial Day, I wrote about my 4th Great Uncle who died during the Civil War. Genealogy leaves a lot of gaps in the story that I can only guess at, but often there is is enough to glean some feeling of what an ancestor's life might have been like. In George's case, I see a life of a patriotic and loyal young man who probably had some high points in his life before he met a probably unpleasant end in a field hospital in Illinois.
My 5th Great Uncle Obadiah Allin and his wife Lydia (Bush) had a talent for names, I think. I should have known when I found that he went by the name "Diah" instead of his longer name. Here is a list of his children's names which I think would make ten excellent options if you are expecting: