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Got Teeth Filled

19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Sunday, August 30, 1914:  Went to Milton this afternoon to have my teeth filled. Took my filius (?)  along too. 58 more words

Family History

What's In a Name

Have you ever wondered where your name came from? Often when researching family genealogy, a namesake from an earlier generation will become apparent. For example: a son named after a grandfather or a daughter named after a favorite aunt. 558 more words

Genetti Family

Each of our relationships has a trajectory that death doesn’t destroy. We see its arc in the inner changes we undergo when we remember deceased loved ones, and even in outward changes as we continue to mold our lives in response to theirs.

~ Patricia Campbell Carlson


#52Ancestors #35 Hugh Forbes and Isabella Simpson - tugboats and Grandpa Simpson        

Hugh came from rural beginnings in Alness, Ross-shire, where he was baptised in April 1831. He was the third of six children and grew up speaking both Gaelic and English. 418 more words


At Gettysburg - Part I

Five of the six Norvell  brothers in the Union  fought in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863, considered to be the turning point in the Civil War. 890 more words

American History

Those Brick Walls

Looking for an elusive ancestor is sometimes an ” I want to pull my hair out endeavour.” It is amazing to me that I can go back to 1500 something with one ancestor and with another, I can’t get past 1800. 240 more words

#186: 20 Q's...the Black and the Red

186.1  …being the real-life adventures of average folks wresting with kinship questions at Yahoo! Answers…posts are in black italics…my comments in red. The abbreviation OP stands for Original Post or Original Poster… 2,283 more words