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Connections: February 8


The button tin

that Grandma kept her buttons in

source of great mystery

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whose? how old?

from what dress? any gold?

Did she… 11 more words


Homes among the gum trees (Windy Hill)

My grandparents’ house had a very long dining table in the kitchen.  It ran most of the length of the kitchen.  There was no dining room.  445 more words


Full of Beans

When I was a little girl, I was fascinated with the antique gold pencil that was kept in the chest that held the good silver. My mother said it belonged to a great-great grandmother, but that I was not named after her- which was obvious to me, because… 324 more words


BOOKS and My Father Richard ~Adopting the Past

 I grew up with two family trees -1. biological 2. adoptive.

Years after being adopted, I met my birthparents, and that was helpful if not completely rewarding. 590 more words


At home in Joliette

Janie remained with her sister Claire. By February 1916 she had been in Joliette for at least six months, and planned to remain there as long as Claire needed her, or as long as Joliette was the place Percy would go on leave. 148 more words

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Did my ancestor come from a prominent family?

#52Ancestors: Lucy Ferris Loop: using her maiden name to bridge generations?

It’s exciting to find an ancestor with a connection to a prominent family. I’m not talking Kennedy or Rockefeller levels of prominence here, although that would be super. 876 more words


Amy Angell Rumsey Dana and Sarah Francis Rumsey

In my post on Joseph and Pamela Gates of a few weeks ago (here), I mentioned finding a trove of Gates family photos (here) to be discussed as time went on. 374 more words

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