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Local history and the Millses in Ireland

Recently, I was looking through some blogposts by Yvone Seale, whom defines herself as a "historian of women and the social history of religion in the European Middle Ages." A number of these posts specifically addressed Ireland. In the first of these, in August 2011, she writes that she has "long been aware that my… Continue reading Local history and the Millses in Ireland

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RBM II and Miriam’s marriage in 1921

In my searching through the Hamilton County Probate Court, I found RBM II and Miriam's marriage record. It lists each of these parents. For RBM II it is R.B. Mills and Hattie E. Stanley, even though his real parents were Dora Mills and Cyrus Packard. For Miriam, it is Mabel Dunn and W.E. Hirst. Interestingly,… Continue reading RBM II and Miriam’s marriage in 1921

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The account record books and RBM I

This post continues the investigation through the Hamilton County Probate Court's digitized documents. This post looks at account record books. [1] The first of these included his income from his shares in varied companies from June 1950 to June 1951, after his death, of course: This shows he had stock in the thousands of dollars… Continue reading The account record books and RBM I

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RBM I and his inventory: a story continued

In our last post, we discussed RBM II and his probate, noting that journals are not currently online. For RBM I, there are many journals cited. [1] This post will look at inventory record books. in order to determine his inventory. Once again, the Hamilton County Probate Court is very helpful here. The first page… Continue reading RBM I and his inventory: a story continued

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The story of RBM II and his 1956 probate

This builds off what I noted in my post earlier this year (RBM I's 1950 will as a "source of social history"). His  page cites five sources. I started with the record of his distribution. Using the index, I was able to find the following page, listing only $3,821 in total income: Unfortunately, it does… Continue reading The story of RBM II and his 1956 probate

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RBM I’s 1950 will as a “source of social history”

In April 2014, Yvone Seale, a "historian of women and the social history of religion in the European Middle Ages," wrote about wills in Ireland in the 15th century, wrote that "using wills as a source of social history is not, of course, a new one for historians...There are of course problems with using wills… Continue reading RBM I’s 1950 will as a “source of social history”

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Getting those places in Ireland right

In April 2014, Irish family historian Lisa Doughtery wrote a post in which she noted that "place names are of vital importance when looking for evidence of our ancestors’ lives." She added that when "we find a place name associated with Ireland AND with our particular ancestor, it is cause for celebration...at best, the referred… Continue reading Getting those places in Ireland right