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Early Memories, are they true memories or have they been exaggerated by my imagination.

I’ve recently had a photograph of my Great Nan (Carol) and me as a toddler printed. It is the only photograph I have of her and having this photograph made me think of my early memories and how creative memory can be, are these true memories or have they been exaggerated by my imagination. 394 more words


Calvin Mattox

Calvin Mattox is my 2nd great grandfather (see Edeine Fielden Pedigree).  He was born in 1855 in Indiana and married Rebecca Coppock in 1877.  They had 8 children, the youngest being my great-grandmother Zeda Mattox Fielden.   210 more words


Six Word Saturday - Giving Thanks

Giving thanks for all I have!

Giving thanks to my family and ancestors for their love, courage, and fortitude. I’m also thankful for the stories they have shared. 51 more words


Sibling Saturday: Bartleman Siblings, Bruce County, Ontario

This photograph of the children of Peter Bartleman and Jane Smith was taken in 1892, when the family was gathered for the funeral of daughter and sister Christina. 110 more words



Hollebeke, Flanders. 1 March 1918. CSM A.S. Duncan missing presumed captured.

The night was very dark; conditions “very favourable to the enemy”.

At 9:49pm D Company came under heavy shelling.   1,082 more words


Brick Walls, 2014

My Brick Walls – Research that Frustrates

In the past I have used my blog to share my successes, but of course I have had some problems in my genealogical research. 276 more words


When it comes to family history - don't procrastinate

One of the first golden rules of researching your family tree is to speak to family members, especially the older members of the family who may well know a great wealth of information. 761 more words