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James Edward Plaskett (1920 - 1943)

With thanks to a family member, I have finally identified my first cousin (3x removed) James Edward Plaskett who appears in the group photo – “Crew members of HMS FIDELITY.” 90 more words


Kuta / Kyta Research

Below is a list of family names associated with the locations my Kuta family lived. I am Posting them here on my Blog in the hope that it will make connections with my French/Polish/Ukrainian family. 731 more words


"Bloody Bill" Cunningham

When the American war for independence started, William Cunningham of South Carolina joined the Continental Army as part of that state’s 3rd regiment. But, by 1778, Cunningham had switched sides, becoming an ardent Tory, ruthless in his dealings with those opposing the crown. 449 more words

Family History

The Musical Legacy of The Countee Family Part 2

Following on from Part 1…

At the time the 1911 census was taken in June, Eliza and Mabel were boarders living at 4 Durham Road, Tudhoe in Durham. 1,867 more words


52 Ancestors/52 Weeks - Invite to Dinner (Week 4)

I have four ancestors in mind for this kind of dinner:

  • Jean Joseph Pallier (de Pallier) – my paternal g x 6 grandfather (c. 1747, France?
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52 Ancestors Challenge

Thomas Jankus: Tracing the Mysterious Story of the Yench Family

Since I last wrote about my maternal grandmother’s family,  I have a few answers, a few new ideas, and even more questions.  Here’s some updates on the Yench family, who I’m sure had a history prior to showing up in Oklahoma! 1,449 more words


In certain parts of England, I am told, the wren is a very shy and timid bird, and naturalists in those places attribute it to the age-long persecution those birds have been subjected to there.

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