Month: January 2020

A Tinsley-Dingman DNA Connection–Or Not

I am blessed or cursed with multiple relationships to individuals. In many cases, I’m aware of these multiple relationships or at least propensity to have them in certain portions of my family. The tendency to have multiple relationships with many relatives is not unusual for some genealogists and often the multiple relationships are discovered within […]


A Sledd at Camp Douglas

There are lots of little clues in this oath of allegiance for Joseph Sledd which appears in’s “Union Provost Marshals’ Papers, 1861-1867” and was taken from the National Archives’ Union Provost Marshals’ File of Papers Relating to Individual Civilians, 1861–1867 (microfilm publication M0345, made from War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109). Joseph Sledd […]