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today the memories, tomorrow the tears

Today Dr B and I attended my cousin’s memorial gathering. Tomorrow YoungB and I will attend his interment. There were some laughs today and will doubtless be a few tomorrow, too. 198 more words


Announcing . . . GHOST GARDEN

Ghost Garden, Donna Pucciani’s seventh collection of potry, explores the search for her Italian roots. Unlike her full-length collections, this compact pamphlet is elegantly concise in its concentration on a particular subject: the Pucciani family tree. 281 more words


The Elusive Mister Brown

I had always thought that the most difficult line to trace would be Brown, and so it has proved. Some hope lay in the knowledge, from the entry of birth to grandfather Edwin Brown, that great grandparents’ names were Jonas and Rebecca Brown formerly Eagles, which are not the most frequent of first names. 333 more words


Digging up information about Burial Locations

Some of the diverse subjects that have been researched in the Local Studies card catalogue this week include air wrecks, monetary equivalents, the surname ‘Lomas’ and Florence Nightingale. 375 more words


Digging up Family Roots

If you have ever attempted to look back to see from where and from whom you have descended; if you have ever marveled over a previously undiscovered old photograph of a grandfather when he was a young man; if you have ever attempted to put pencil to paper and sketch your family tree, then you have no doubt felt the tingle of discovery of who you are, and who were those who preceded you. 386 more words


Share Your Family’s Exciting Past. Here’s the Why and How.

“One of the most pitiful sights in the world is that of a grown man who has lost all recollection of his past…A school, a state, a nation or a society that has forgotten its own past, that knows no more the great sources of its own vigor, stands in desperate peril.”

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