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MORE CARS - 1940 Super 8 Deluxe Sport Sedan by Chevrolet

I mentioned yesterday that lots of my relatives took snapshots in front of the family’s new car.  Here is my grandmother, Dulcena (Dulcie) Ferrier Marlin, standing in front of my parents’ new 1940 Chevrolet Super 8 Deluxe Sport Sedan.  139 more words


Becoming the Family Storycatcher, part 5a: Getting It Ready - Finding the Storyline

Photo courtesy of Jon Madison via Flickr.

So far in our series of how-to posts related to family history, we’ve discussed getting permission from your narrator, … 714 more words

Personal History

Ancestry.com or myHeritage.com? It's not clear. 

Should you choose Ancestry.com or MyHeritage.com for online genealogy research? Of these two services, Ancestry.com advertises the most aggressively, is the better known of the two, and has an edge in the attractiveness and usability of the online tools it offers. 617 more words

Family History

78 Years Ago

It’s a special day to note about My parents

The day was Sunday, March 28, 1937.
The two became one.
He was 24 and she 16 almost 17. 67 more words



Amongst a donation last week was a book which is called ‘The Place Names of Warwickshire’. The spine has that printed on it and ‘English Place Names Society XIII’ and the crest for Cambridge Press. 607 more words

Writing Genes

Some time ago I tried to find information about my father’s family. As my grandfather died when my father was just eight years old – and my grandmother did not stay on contact with her in-laws – I knew nothing about them beyond that my Gr-grandfather was PC 58.G – John Graham –  and was murdered whilst on duty  on25.01.1889 2,823 more words


#90. Find your oldest living relative and ask them to tell you stories; write these down and share them

IDEA #90. Find your oldest living relative and ask them to tell you stories. Write them down in “nice” form and give copies to other family members. 321 more words

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