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Old Family Photos - Friday Favorites Week #38

How many of us have these souvenir photos from restaurants? I know I do! *cough Benihana cough*

Here are Uncle Robert and Aunt Olga in New York. 12 more words

Family History

Family History Microfilm Discontinuation

via Family History Microfilm Discontinuation

It seems that on Sept. 7, 2017, the LDS Genealogy Library discontinued the loaning of microfilm to family history centers. This article outlines the why and how we can continue searching from our home state.


Charlotte Merritt Born in Morpeth, 1864.

Morpeth is our next stop on Bridget Donovan’s Journey.

As you may recall, Bridget Donovan was an Irish Famine Orphan who was plucked out of Midleton Workhouse in County Cork, Ireland and given passage to Sydney, NSW where she married George Merritt. 1,875 more words

Irish Famine Orphans

Unhappy Camper

I’ve been celebrating my first blogging anniversary by sharing my favorite posts this week. This was first posted July 19, 2017

My mother and I walked the three blocks to the meeting place that Friday afternoon. 714 more words


Revisiting Shakespeare's family property

Last week I spent a couple of days in the vicinity of Stratford-on-Avon, best known as William Shakespeare’s birthplace.  A couple of photographs from my grand-mother’s collection depict a cottage identified by her daughter, Barbara, as Anne Hathaway’s cottage.  853 more words

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Digitising History

Have you ever worried that your old letters, certificates, photographs, maps and diaries are getting damaged whenever you handle them?  You want to share them with the family, give everyone the opportunity to connect with long-gone relatives, but you can see creases gradually turning into tears. 308 more words


The Flitting

On Wednesday 22nd September 1897 James Stevens wrote in his Diary…

Walked to St. Ives to ride in train to Helston to see the solicitor about the lease of Sancreed Glebe Farm, to sign it and paid him £5 for it. 300 more words