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James Rae 1804-1872 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #5

‘Plowing Through’ is this week’s theme for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge, (‘Ploughing Through’ if you live here) and it was suggested that you might choose an ancestor for whom you have to keep ploughing through your research.   517 more words

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Notes for a short story.

The assignment is impossible. All day Abigail thinks about how impossible it is: when Mrs. Klein hands out the directions, on purple paper so it won’t get buried in their binders; at lunch, staring into her peanut butter sandwich and applesauce; on the bus home, where she sits in the front seat even though, as a fifth-grader, she would have more friends if she took her natural place in the back. 527 more words


Post the Thirteenth: In Which I Trace My Family Tree

While I would love  to claim that I’ve traced my ancestry to a microbe of Pre-Adamite descent, it’s just not true, Gentle Reader. I can merely trace my family, father-to-son, to 1200 A. 577 more words


Researching Census Records On Microfilm & Paper

Believe it or not, twenty years ago microfilm or binders of paper were the only way to research census records.  To say that today, we are spoiled by the internet and indexed searches is putting it mildly.  476 more words

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1889 Atti di Stato Civile - Nocciano



Nocciano #1 Filed 5 Gennaio 1889
Name: Camillo D’Alessandro
Birth: 4 Gennaio 1889, alle ore po meridiane nove… 5,446 more words

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Salvatore Cuba, Sicily - 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

Salvatore Cuba is the relative that has a birth date closest to mine. Salvatore was born on September 24, 1878 in the seaside town of Gela, Sicily. 304 more words


Social masks

Hi Everyone,

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you stopped playing the game of society, if you dared to show your true face, your emotions, thoughts, intentions every minute of your daily interactions? 460 more words

Alejandro Jodorowsky