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#52Ancestors | Going to the Chapel

Going to the chapel…to view records! Back in 2015, my dad and I took a little road trip to Morris, IL to research his Fitzgerald and Keegan ancestors. 280 more words


Celebration of the marriage of 7 times great grandparents and remembrance of 4 times great grandmother.

It was 288 years ago (1730) that 7 times great grandparents Joseph Lee and Lois Pond were wed.  Their daughter Miriam married Mark Hotchkiss whose daughter married William Lee, her second cousin, once removed.  157 more words


Trade Union Outrages

In September of 1867, an investigation started regarding trade union outrages focused on The Manchester Brickmakers Society.  Apparently, the society destroyed many of their books before the examiners arrived.  523 more words


Robert Holland's Start In Business

I’ve been reading so many old reports thanks to Google Books scanning half the world!  One question I’ve mulled over repeatedly is how did Robert start a business as a master bricklayer.  518 more words


The Scoop on At-Home Genetic Testing

The age of the at-home genetic tests has dawned upon this generation, becoming the new hip trend that is spreading like rapid-fire. With the simplicity of spitting into a tube, one can discover their familial ancestry, identify traits of one’s bodies, and even determine the presence of certain genes– all without having to consult a doctor. 641 more words

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Of Word Choice and Busy Days

Dreams are weird. The one Poppa awoke to on March 13, 1969 was no different. He characterizes it as a political dream but only because it involved a senator from Texas that he voted against. 367 more words

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