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Katherine Mansfield and late 19th century NZ women

As I recently wrote about New Zealand writer Ngaio Marsh’s house in Christchurch, I thought I would now write about NZ writer Katherine Mansfield’s Birthplace… 2,545 more words

Heritage Research

Thoughts on topic~

When initially starting this page, I had a plan of all of the things I wanted to do and share with the world.  If there was any great life hacking, money-saving, or trendy ideas out there I was into it.   925 more words

5 Things You Should Not Do with Old Family Artifacts


Here are two pictures of family artifacts. Both are marriage certificates of my ancestors on different sides of my family. The one on the left is older than the one on the right by about 50 years, and it certainly shows its age. 1,326 more words


#52 Ancestors – Week #5 - John Henry McGowan: He “Plowed Through” Tradition

With this challenge I thought it would be easy to find someone to write about. After all the majority of my Ancestors were indeed farmers. So thinking of the term “Plowing Through” I thought about something to do with farming, viola! 332 more words


Lighting Up Curiosity and Ancestral Past with a Term Paper

In 1895, when only 13 years old, my grandfather — so the story goes — had a fight with his Prussian father, ran away from home, and in the north German port of Kiel stowed away on a ship headed into the Atlantic.  1,357 more words

A Discussion With Two Of The Best Women I Will Ever Know

Growing up in an enormous family, I was constantly surrounded by good will and encouragement. I still am. My parents both worked full time, but there was never a shortage of cousins or aunts or uncles to watch me and my little brother.  2,889 more words
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Throwback Thursday: Pop Pop, Nana and me

When my mind brings up memories of my Pop Pop and Nana, grandparents on my mother’s side, George is always smiling.

The old guy — yes, no matter the age I am in these flashbacks that still warm me today, Pop Pop is remembered as old — is happy when he had I are walking around his neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 608 more words