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What do the Swiss, Doctor Who and 1913 have in common?

Nothing really, I suppose. Unless you’re me; then it’s just a random Sunday afternoon.

This past weekend, I started researching my family tree on a whim and made some interesting discoveries. 503 more words

An Incantation for Ancestral Power

If I ever find myself weak, weak in thought and weak in spirit, may I be reminded of the infinite power of my ancestors. May I dip myself in their prayers and hymnal voices. 40 more words

UKIP, Immigration and Ancestry

There has been a lot of debate recently about immigration into the UK. UKIP’s continual attack on immigration has all the major political parties running like headless chickens trying to reorganise their policy. 260 more words


Part 6: My Mother was Superstitious–A Month of Tales from the Dark Side

I thought I would spend this month leading up to Halloween telling stories of things that happened in not only my childhood, but in the lives of my Ancestors that helped form most of my Mothers superstition beliefs or were a result of her beliefs.  1,061 more words


Sarah LaVina Sweet, 2nd Great-Grandmother

My paternal 2nd great-grandmother was born in upstate New York in 1840.  She married Daniel Rowland Morse, also from New York, in Illinois in November, 1858.   405 more words


Materiality, Evidence, and the Reconstruction of Black American Ancestry

In Finding Your Roots, the PBS documentary we watched in class, Congressman John Lewis (a legendary warrior in the fight for Civil Rights) finds out that an ancestor of his, Carter Tobias, voted an 1867 election in America. 1,130 more words

Multimedia Project Proposal

Creativity: a whisper from the beyond

         CREATIVITY is the soul trying to make its presence felt through the human personality it is encased in. Through the humdrum of daily existence come these whispers from the Eternal Source within us asking us to pay attention, to LIVE and not merely exist. 385 more words