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Rejoice of man and woman

A man would welcome having a woman with whom he could be happy. Likewise, a woman would like to have a man with whom she could rejoice. 91 more words


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DNA Part Five: How Do You Identify?

This morning I’m reviewing my results from 23andMe.  I’m feeling frustrated and exhausted. Starting to wonder if I am an alien baby thrown from a space ship as it was circling the sun.  964 more words

Madrona Grove

The Hammer

Growing up, I knew absolutely nothing about my paternal grandfather. I was told he died, which was true. What I didn’t know was that in 1941 he abandoned his wife and 5 children (with one on the way), left them in Idaho and went off to start a new life in California. 528 more words


Francavilla, Italy: It Takes A Village To Raise a Child

Antonio Fiumara, 1939

On February 18, 1935, just one month short of his 20th birthday, my father left his hometown in Francavilla, Italy.  He hopped on a train to Naples.   691 more words

What Price Glory? Soldiers' Effects Register goes online

Earlier this month Ancestry.com made the “UK, Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929″ database available online. Those of you who subscribe to Ancestry.co.uk or have “World” memberships with other Ancestry websites can now search… 497 more words


Family History Mini-Infographic

Although genealogy is reportedly the second most popular hobby in the United states, a majority of Americans are still uninformed about their past. Whether they lack the time necessary for in-depth ancestry research or feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of family history data available both on and offline, over 80% of Americans feel they need to know more about their history. 133 more words

Tips & Tricks

Light The Way

Yesterday was Ann’s funeral. She died too young but by all accounts lived out loud – she packed a lot of life into her short time. 546 more words

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