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The land of my foremothers where I found love ancient and new

Written 2 July 2015

On the plane to Sweden. I feel the presence so tangibly of my dear foremothers who called this home. I am the first since my namesake Anna Nordlander to visit our home country. 1,238 more words


Today, I lost my best friend ...

Michael (Buck) Roy and I have been friends for nearly 60 years now. During that time, we were like the closest of brothers. In fact, he lived with my family for a spell when we were teenagers. 389 more words

Growing Up

Recording Divorce and Step Families in Your Genealogy Database

Complex families are not uncommon and have been around for many decades. Although many of us wish for a traditional, nuclear family, the fact is that cohabitation, divorce, death, and other circumstances happen to many families. 974 more words


What Can a Death Certificate Tell You?

I’ve been thinking about this post for some time. A few months ago I decided to research all death certificates related to my immediate family. Now this might not sound like a pleasant task, but from a genealogy perspective a death certificate can yield a wealth of information. 505 more words

Genetti Family

Blogging 201 – Day 6 - Dig Deep into a Social Network

I was really happy when I saw today’s assignment. Who doesn’t love finding out that you’ve already done the homework before it was even assigned. Yep – sometimes it works that way. 816 more words


Fanny Heigham and Hunston Hall

Fanny Heigham was a twin. Her sister, Henrietta, and herself were baptised on 7th September 1834 or 1835 (depending on the source). The baptism took place at the family home of Hunston Hall, Suffolk, where Fanny appears to have lived until her marriage to Rev. 448 more words


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