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Abraham VanWagnen Tompkins

This week in #52ancestors, I successfully resolved the questionable legitimacy of Samuel D. Tompkins by finding the correct marriage date of his parents, Abraham Van Wagnen and Caroline Sleght Brown Tompkins. 447 more words

52 Ancestors 2018

Smoke Alarms Save Lives in Poughkeepsie

It was a Wednesday evening — July 5th — when a fire broke out on Fitchett Street in the City of Poughkeepsie. It started on a mattress in an upstairs bedroom, and before long, it had spread through the entire house. 532 more words

Red Cross

Reward Offered Regarding Robert Whitaker Wanted in Connection with Murder In Poughkeepsie (nyscs 2018-10)

 New York State Crime Stoppers, acting as a resource for the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that will lead to the location, arrest and conviction of Robert Whitaker. 167 more words

Samuel Dusenbury Tompkins

This week in #52ancestors I celebrate the man who left New York for New Jersey and made it possible for me to spend every spring break of my childhood shopping at the Short Hills Mall.  592 more words

52 Ancestors 2018

John Dusenbury Brown

This week in #52Ancestors I wanted to work on the Brown family, a branch that I discovered, in part due to the family bible digitized by another descendant.  722 more words

52 Ancestors 2018

Dutchess Kids Eat Free through Summer Meals Program

For the nearly 16,000 young people in Dutchess County who qualify for free and reduced lunch, summer is less a vacation from school than a prolonged struggle with hunger. 215 more words


Writer's Block

Ugh. Of course three days after creating a new blog, I’m hit with terrible writer’s block.

Since I can’t use my words, here are some neat pictures I’ve taken over the past few months.