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Joe's Letters, WWII: "Nervous debility"

One of my Uncle Joe’s letters will be posted to this Blog each and every Friday until they are done. Please see below for a link to Joe’s full story and the other letters in this series so far. 337 more words


Emily Patience

There is a George Pye in a distant branch of my Pye tree who married Emily Patience Lawton in 1897.  No father’s name was listed for Emily and therefore I assumed that she was illegitimate. 403 more words


Gawsworth Post Office

Gawsworth is a pretty village in Cheshire, quite close to Macclesfield. It has BIG family history connections for my wife. And that includes the old village Post office. 377 more words


Have a Thinner Pocketbook

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

Saturday, August 22, 1914: A cousin came on the train this afternoon. Am recovering from the effects of my trip through the worst one is a thinner pocketbook. 302 more words

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The Five Biggest Mistakes I Made with my Genealogy

This is an excellent article on how to avoid some common pitfalls of genealogy research. Thanks to GenealogyBank and Gina Philibert-Ortega for the information. 


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"Who Do You Think You Are?" with Kelsey Grammer: Research Tips

This is an excellent article detailing some of the research methodology demonstrated during last night’s episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” with Kelsey Grammer. 87 more words

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Evernote to the Rescue

Setting up this blog was an impulse thing. I had been contemplating the idea for a couple of years but had done no planning when, on a cold Sydney afternoon, I wandered off task and just dived in without any preparation. 165 more words