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Celebration Sunday–Genealogy Happy Dance!

(from Carolina Girl Genealogy)

1448 -- Ami Killian -- Death certificate



My exciting find was the names of my 4th great grandparents!  I found the death certificate for my 3rd great grandfather, Ami H. Killian, on Ancestry.com.  His parents were listed as John and Amie VanHorn Killian.  Now that I have added Ami’s parents I am anxious to find out about his siblings!

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