Mount Airy Arrow

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    My great-grandmother was born in a small town called Mount Airy, TX. When I found that Mount Airy really existed (after, Grandma was young when she lived there), I set out to find it. It had disappeared a number of years ago, but I found a map that still showed it.

    A few weeks ago, my husband and I took a road trip to where the town had been located. We drove all around where the town was said to be, but the only indication that there had ever even been a town near here was this sign on a tall post, with "MOUNT AIRY" barely visible.

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    1. jade19721 79 months ago | reply

      Are you tracing your family history?

    2. Zyada 79 months ago | reply

      Yes, I am. And like this trip, I keep running into seemingly dead ends, which might lead me somewhere after all. Or not!

      And along the way I'm finding some really interesting things.

    3. jade19721 79 months ago | reply

      I've been tracing mine for several years and I have a couple of those brick walls. They are so frustrating especially when I have exhausted all the resources that I know of.

    4. Zyada 79 months ago | reply

      Have you heard about the new Google book search? They have a lot of books online including genealogy books.

      And as is required for any discussion of this type, what names are you looking for (and where)?

    5. jade19721 79 months ago | reply

      Nope..I have not heard about the Google book search. I've bought a few books at Borders, but I tend to stick to the magazines for hints and tips. I have found quite a bit of information online. I use Ancestry, Heritage Quest, US Gen Web, Dead Fred, Find a Grave, Tribal Pages, Cindy's List, and RAOGK.

      The names I am researching are: Baker, McGhee, Nash, Mathena, Lewis, Willaford, Keith, Connor, Poff, Altizer, & a few others.

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