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The Isle of Mists...and Midgies

We had intended to leave the B&B in Portree by 9:00 AM in order to have a long, leisurely day driving the three-and-a-half hours from Skye over to Nairn, so the mandated end of breakfast at 8:30 was not a problem for us. 1,409 more words


22. New Release! The Omnibus Ancestry, 2nd Edition

Now available for download: The Omnibus Ancestry: 589 Documented American and European Lines, by David B. Boles. As indicated on the Lulu website:

366 pages.

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We have a few more answers to all this familial mystery.

Quite by accident, as I was trying to search for information on my maternal grandmothers 2nd married name and a possible marriage record, up popped my mother’s birth certificate! 1,178 more words

Personal Essay

Ina Inez Burke's birthday?

My grandmother, Ina Inez Burke Culpepper, was a warm and wonderful woman. We always celebrated her birthday on February 9, her death certificate lists her birth as February 9, her tombstone is chiseled February 9. 178 more words

Ancestry And Genealogy

In 1962 She Wrote

In 1962 Grandmother wrote this.  Many of us have probably seen or may even have this.  But it’s a nice place to start.   There is a handwritten version to this and numerous copies typed (likely by Grandfather) on his fancy typewriter that looked like script.   1,620 more words


Proud to be home

The VanNostrand Homestead – Dalton, New York

Approximate Years 1946-1952
Ages 10-16

This is a continuation of the previous post of my grandfather VanNostrand’s autobiography. 1,129 more words


The Seventeen Of Us

There are seventeen of us who share the same history.

At least part of it.  We all have a parent related, who grew up in the same house, with the same people.   136 more words