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Day 2 of my Who Do You Think You Are trip

The start of Day Two started differently than the first day. One of the things I vowed to do on this trip was to have some fun. 699 more words


McKnight/Guilds Mystery Part II

In a previous post, I discovered some clues in my McKnight/Guilds mystery.

After Beatrice divorced her husband, she married Henry McKnight.

Well by the time the 1940 census came out my Grandma Beatrice is married to Henry J. 223 more words


In Search of Owen Roe: a new play by an O'Neill

Nature of Event: In Search of Owen Roe O’Neill

A new Australian play about Irish forebears and failure is a play about a search for family and also about a famous Irish hero of the seventeenth century and his descendants. 144 more words

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Welcome, Bonnie Grace

Mike Tester and Rosie Leadbitter are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Bonnie Grace Tester.

Bonnie was born May 9, 2015. Older sister, Maisie is pleased to have a new playmate.

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Alfred Thomas James Hovell

Today, the 24th May 2015 is the 100th anniversary of Alfred Thomas James Hovell’s death. He was a private in the 3rd battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. 149 more words

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Remembering Our Ancestors on Memorial Day

This weekend, millions of Americans are celebrating one of this country’s oldest and biggest federal holidays–Memorial Day.  Originally named, Decoration Day, it was created after the Civil War to honor those who had died in our military service. 941 more words

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Name and Self-Identity - Lecouras, Lycouras, Λυκούρας

I was very happy to find the name Λυκουρας in the Greek Election Rolls.  (See my last post.)  I am going under the assumption, at least for now, that those men identified as Λυκούρας are my ancestors. 734 more words

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