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The story of 3 Hellyer brothers: Eric, part 1

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them. Lest we forget.

Percy Eric William Hellyer

Percy Eric William Hellyer was born in 1899 in Cavendish, Victoria1.

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Genealogy conference helps piece together family history puzzles

Ranie Stevenson is trying to put the puzzle together of her family history, but she’s missing one piece.

“We have a mystery in our family with my great-great-great grandfather. 240 more words


Audio Recording of My Grandpa: Helmut Kelm

My father Wolfgang Kelm has in his possession a number of original audio recordings from his father Helmut Robert Engelhardt Kelm (8 September 1899 – 29 May 1997).  758 more words


James Wallace: A Stonemason, Farmer, Laborer and Civil War Veteran

When James Wallace was born June 11, 1840 he was the fourth child, of fifteen, and third son of his parents Samuel and Emily (Green) Wallace… 1,534 more words

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - #16 Storms

Vernon, Colorado

Mary Hartman! Mary Hartman! The opening lines of a prime time Emmy Award winning soap opera back in 1976-1977.

This was my first thought when 20 years ago my mother said we needed to go to Wray, Colorado and visit Mary Hartman. 467 more words

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FV ‘Emulator’

The steam drifter, wood built at Lowestoft in 1904, was bought by Matthew ‘Matty Airy’ CRIMLISK in 1914 when he saw the success ‘Billy Butter’ WATKINSON was having with a similar vessel, … 527 more words


When things didn't quite go to plan....

Strike while the iron is hot!

Another of my mother’s sayings 😊

As ironing wasn’t one her favourite pastimes (a trait passed down to her oldest daughter) I used to wonder why she said that – it wasn’t until I was a bit older I realised it meant ‘do it while you can, when the opportunity arises’ or something like that. 608 more words

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