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Ancestral Connections

Tomorrow sees the start of the ACE Genealogy Summer School: Ancestral Connections: Names, Places & Spaces in University College Cork. This is an annual summer school organised by genealogy Lorna Moloney and has been running since 2013… 198 more words


1840s Snapshot

As I work through the patterns in Miss Lambert’s My Knitting Book, published in 1843, I find myself thinking a lot about what life was like for my own family at the time. 416 more words

Family Tree

From Papa To Stephen

In 1918

Papa gave Stephen the gift of time.

Who knew what time would give to Stephen.

Who knew what time Stephen would have.

Can we give the gift of time? 70 more words

Life Chatter

Naming the "Nameless": Known Slaves in Our Families' History

Last autumn, a genealogical television show I watch stirred up some controversy. It seems that a celebrity whose ancestors were being traced refused to reveal that he has a slave owner in his lineage. 3,364 more words


Margaretta van Hesse from "John Culpepper, Esquire"

In place of my usual Saturday Snippets, I’m writing about the people and places from the Culpepper Saga. The third book, “John Culpepper, Esquire, 589 more words


Gov. Inslee: Turn Kennewick Man Over to the Tribes

In a letter sent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on June 23 Washington Governor Jay Inslee requested that the remains of The Ancient One, or Kennewick Man, be turned over to Native American tribes.

Ancient DNA

Family Friday: Benjamin and Fannie Spiegel

Benjamin Spiegel and Fannie “Feiga” Shechtman Spiegel lived in the area of Russia known as the Pale of Settlement (see also Spiegel Family Outline and… 1,724 more words