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One Voice: Nearly Falling in Love

A new Two Voices piece here about falling in love, or almost. The first woman’s story (about watching a jacket fall off a chair in a café), didn’t really play out as I thought it would, but I wanted to share the second woman’s, so am going ahead with a single voice here – and her memory of a story. 372 more words

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This is another tintype where the mother’s face was cut off the top of the photo.  No identifying information, but the baby looks very much like Aunt Annie’s youngest child, Raymond Irl Forkner, and the mother’s torso looks like Aunt Annie.  58 more words


Family Heirlooms -The Broach

We have all heard the traditional bridal rhyme, which details what a bride should wear on her wedding day to bring good luck to the marriage – 562 more words

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Meedy & Elizabeth Lamb - 1870 US Federal Census

Meedy and Elizabeth Lamb were enumerated on the 1870 US Federal Census in Gordon, Twiggs, Georgia.

Here is the record and extraction:

1870 JUL 5: 1870 US Federal Census; Georgia; Twiggs County; Gordon; p98(written); household 798; family 806; lines 10-14… 150 more words

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Some of my long ago ancestors came from the village of Blythburgh in Suffolk. My three greats grandfather, Edward Cullingford Smith was born there in 1795. 519 more words


What's on in Genealogy? March 2015

Each month I will endeavour to put together a list of some upcoming events I have stumbled across in my adventures. They will mainly consist of Webinars, Seminars and Conferences and of course do not cover everything happening in the Genealogical world. 233 more words

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Mediæval English Dictionary: A Selective Glossary of Terms in Land Law

As you perform genealogical or historical research, you will encounter strange terms that must be understood so that you can interpret the sources examined. 614 more words

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