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From Whence You Came

OLWG has just one prompt this week: Ghosts in the field. It’s inspired a little multi-part story.

Aaron stood by the entrance to Luggage Claim with a sign that read, “Ulani Aquino.” He cringed a little each time someone frowned after reading the sign. 206 more words

Writing Prompt

Schutt Family Tree: Part Two

Hans SCHUTT, son of Heinrich Deitz SCHUTT (1808-) and Anna Maria PENGEL (1802-), was born in 1822 in Denmark (now Germany). Hans married Christina REISZ in 1861 in Victoria, Australia. 1,436 more words


1940 Alien Registration Forms: USCIS Webinar, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 1 p.m. Eastern.

On Tuesday…. If the Federal Government is open for business, I highly recommend this webinar by one of the USCIS historians.  (If the Federal Government is closed, we’ll have to wait to see when it is rescheduled.) 173 more words


Race Relations and AC Repair

Last week I woke up one morning to the sound of my heat pump/air conditioner in its death throes.  The fan in the outside unit clicked on.  495 more words

Shared Matches Issue

I recently learned how to use the ‘MedBetterDNA‘ extension for Chrome. In order to take advantage of the features of this extension, I have been editing my notes for DNA matches. 89 more words


Maria Shriver - and the rest of the Kennedy Klan ...

Maria Shriver is reported in # 396 as my 9th cousin, through our MRCA, Esther Ballard (1632-1717), my documented 8 times great grandmother.  Cousin Maria’s lineage is traced through her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.  65 more words


longevity -- elsa (fern) walden

52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks, 2018; week 3 prompt:  Longevity.
Can longevity mean more than simply the years an individual lives?  I think so.  951 more words