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Heritage Without Hate

Actual, documented history is complex.  That same complexity applies to genealogical history. Watching television news won’t give you any of that.  The Confederate Flag is once more in the news. 1,131 more words

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Passing

Frank, Rosa, and Mary are all very common names. How do you pick them out of a crowd, especially when one of them does not want to be found? 1,029 more words

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Box Lunch

I am sick of packing lunches. Lunches for school. Lunches for work. I am grateful that we have food to pack in lunches. That is the long-term. 1,235 more words

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Rivalries: Bessie

Bessie was the first child of Lizzie and Richard Battle, being born in 1899/1900. North Carolina did not require Vital Records registration until 1913, so I allow a little wiggle room in the details. 1,676 more words

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Three Sisters, Rivalries: How It Began

Sibling rivalries. The 1930 and 1940 Census records show all or most of my close Battle relatives living in the same house, which we called “1723”.   754 more words

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The Secret Ingredient

When we visited Baltimore, traveling from Philadelphia, my husband and I took turns visiting various relatives. We were in graduate school and therefore, had little time and less money. 1,422 more words

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Dorothea

My Great-Aunt Dorothea Butler Battle Merchant died yesterday. She lived from 1920 to 2015, and would have turned 95 this Summer. She might have been the most memorable of my relatives. 987 more words

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