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‘Historical Vandalism’ as more Archive Services Come Under Threat

In recent weeks there has been unwelcome news for archives users countrywide with the announcement of a spate of council budget proposals and public consultations about services in the face of swingeing funding cuts. 929 more words

Family History

Family Histories (Holiday Edition): Dad's Birthday

Welcome to Family Histories (Holiday Edition). I’ve invited readers and bloggers to share holiday themed pieces with the accent on “Family” and “History” in any way they like. 582 more words


Luanne reblogged this on Luanne Castle's Writer Site and commented:

Adrienne Morris kindly posted a story I wrote about my dad's birthday (relates to Christmas, too) on her blog. I hope you enjoy it!

The Mulder Kids

My maternal grandmother’s family wasn’t from Kalamazoo, but from Caledonia, Michigan, which is in Kent (not Kalamazoo) County. Both counties are in SW Michigan, but I wouldn’t want to walk between these places! 392 more words


A Moody Antique Photograph

While I haven’t done much genealogy research lately, I have scanned some antique photos. I am eager to get back to the research, but haven’t yet had the time. 119 more words



#52 ancestors 52 weeks – week 47

Copy of a page of the 1841 Census

So what makes our research easier as we investigate each branch of the family tree. 185 more words

#52 Ancestors

Extreme Circumstances: The Life of Caroline Meier Waldeck (Sixth and Final BROAD STREET Magazine Article)

This is the sixth and final week that the beautiful creative nonfiction journal Broad Street magazine has published one of the pieces from my chapbook  163 more words


Luanne reblogged this on Luanne Castle's Writer Site and commented:

The sixth and final installment of what research went into the pieces in KIN TYPES, published by the beautiful magazine BROAD STREET.

A Study in Brown - Part Six - The Last One Who Remembers

Only a fraction of what the NSW Art Gallery owns is on display at any one time. The remainder of its collection is held in storage at a specially designed warehouse in an industrial area a good half hour drive away from Sydney’s centre. 900 more words

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