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Wonderful Surprises and Gifts

I had two wonderful surprises this week.  Usually I am hunting down family members, hoping for a response.  Twice this week I heard from relatives who found me. 585 more words


A Little Irked (Roscoe)

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Finding Humor in the Archives

I’ve come across a few inaccuracies while researching my family but the following example is definitely the best one that I’ve seen. An author that has done extensive research on one of my family branches found something written in a registry book that made me laugh. 101 more words


Caprock Canyon

At the end of the summer in 2013, Travel Buddy and I visited the Texas Panhandle.
While I had visited Palo Duro Canyon before, this was my first visit to Caprock Canyon. 63 more words



A couple of weeks ago I visited the site of my gg-grandfather’s address at the time of his wedding in 1857.

This is the home address as given by my gg-grandmother, Elizabeth Richardson, number 39 King Street. 120 more words


William Carlin: Waukesha County's Heaviest Man

Society’s obsession with weight is not a new phenomenon, but it seems a most curious detail to include in an obituary. William Carlin of the Town of Ottawa… 552 more words


Update from the Eastern Front

My grandmother, Doris, often wished she could reconnect with her mother’s relatives in Europe in her latter years.  But the ravages of two World Wars followed by the dropping of the Iron Curtain across most of eastern Europe made genealogical research nigh impossible. 683 more words