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January 20, 1969: The one.

Last Monday night, I put up a special bonus post about an interesting person who’d crossed paths with the Blumenaus of Stamford, Connecticut.

Turns out that the student minister at their church in the late 1950s ( 816 more words


January 25, 2015 -- Things My Parents Do

(To have full understanding about this post, I recommend that you read this one first, as an introduction.  “Things my parents do.” https://simplyparadoxical.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/things-my-parents-do/  )

(((((Introducing my grandfather today.   566 more words


Where Did My Weekend Go?

I shouldn’t complain, I did get quite a bit done…it just went so fast! It didn’t help that I crashed around 8pm on Friday, I guess I still wasn’t a 100%. 649 more words


A Voyage Around my Grandfather

I remember only one encounter with my grandad.  I was four or five and he was standing at the end of a long hallway in a Victorian terraced house, bending down with his arms outstretched to greet me and chuckling delightedly as I ran into his arms.   784 more words



First time blogger here, long time writer. First and foremost, welcome. I’ve created this space to try and help and encourage anyone beginning (or struggling!) to research their family history. 306 more words


My experience of death


It’s what affects us all at one point in our lives. Whether it’s a distant relative you didn’t know very well, your loyal childhood pet, your mother, or a well known figure in the media. 326 more words