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The curse of the Percevals: part 2

Spencer Arthur Perceval was born on 27 June 1832 at the Rectory in the village of East Horsley in Surrey. He was descended from a number of aristocratic families: the barons Arden, the earls of Egmont, the earls of Northampton, the earls of Dartmouth, the barons Bagot (and probably some more if you go far enough back). 1,638 more words

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UK, Military Deserters

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October 21, 2016 by Trevor | 9 Comments

Do you have an ancestor who was absent without leave from the British military? 492 more words

Father's Phantom First Family

by Sheldon P. Hersh (Lawrence, NY)

When it came to keeping secrets, few were as tight-lipped as my parents. Once these two Holocaust survivors decided to exclude any one particular topic from conversation, no amount of whimpering, urging or cajoling could convince them to reconsider. 1,084 more words

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Guest Post: "Grave Marker Dedication of Revolutionary War Soldier Benjamin Woodruff on May 14, 2016"

This post was contributed by Sue Woodruff Noland. Her previous post on the topic of the Woodruff family can be found here.

Benjamin Woodruff… 1,179 more words


Smitty ~ Letter VIII

At this point in time, the jungle war training for the 11th Airborne Division had live firing and everything was becoming a bit clearer, a bit more realistic.  886 more words


Monday Musings From Behind The Writer's Desk

I remember the day well.  I had placed a chair beneath the shade of a tree in my backyard and settled into it with a thick wad of paper in my lap.  533 more words

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