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Tombstone Tuesday - Thomas William Barnes

Thomas W. Barnes

Middlesex – Thomas William Barnes, 69, died Sunday in Somerset Medical Center, Somerville.

Born in Yonkers, N.Y., Mr. Barnes was a Middlesex resident for the past 40 years.

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Amanuensis Monday: August 9-16th 1946

Friday 9 August 1946

Dear Diary,

Went to work. After work met Char. went shopping with Pat + her. Bought me a horse picture, sketching paper + pencil carons. 502 more words


Friday's Faces from the Past: 1921 California Students

My great-grandmother is the last girl on the left. I know that the Almy family went out to California during this time, along with my great-grandmother’s grandpa, Judson Almy. 204 more words


Thankful Thursday: Civil War Records

Yesterday I received one of my favorite things in the mail: records from NARA :)

These are the Civil War Pension Records for my 3x Great-Grandfather, Judson Almy. 446 more words


Wordless Wednesday: American Gothic - Hagerl Style

These are my great-grandmother’s grandparents, making them my 3rd great-grandparents. They were immigrants from Germany and came over with their young children in 1889. This was probably taken in the late 1920’s maybe 1930 or 31. 21 more words


Wordless Wednesday - Getting Ready, 1942

At Camp Gordon, three buddies from Company I, of the 12th Infantry Regiment, Fourth Infantry Division (IVY) are getting ready for World War II in 1942. 52 more words

Family Names

Mining (a document) for genealogical gold.

I started my family history journey 30 years ago, specifically when I became interested in the Jewish side of my ancestry. I knew very little. My father (Franklin) was an only child, and both he and his mother (Vera Elstein) had died by then. 605 more words

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