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George Spencer Pincott 1897-1975

by Claire Lindell

George was sitting at the dining room table where tiny boxes and huge albums were spread out, along with all the accoutrement he needed for the task at hand. 741 more words

The Music of One's Life

In different hours, a man represents each of several of his ancestors, as if there were seven or eight of us rolled up in each man’s skin,—seven or eight ancestors at least, and they constitute the variety of notes for that new piece of music which his life is.  

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Celebrating Hands At Home

Te Taonga


Author: John Moffatt
Length: short
Publication Details:  Huia Short Stories 1995, Huia Publishers, 1995.
Setting: The site of an old pa, coastal New Zealand… 483 more words


A Weaver Ancestor

My 7X Great Grandfather, who served in King Philip’s War, was a farmer and a weaver.  Hooray.  A kindred soul.  Lots of my ancestors were knitters, but this is the first weaver I have found. 6 more words


I am Eurasian

Is having mixed parentage a stigma?
It is not the bane of this Eurasian.
Ancestors who defied the odds.
I am a part of each of them. 125 more words