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Eighty Years Blessed, and a Great Blessing

Math has never been my strong suit. So my being 54 for two years in a row and skipping 55 is not that mysterious. 587 more words

Welcome to Branches and Limbs

Welcome to our new blog. Here, we will be documenting and exploring the history and connections of the Hansen, Goodwin, and Howering main lines of our family. 123 more words


Doran and Hermon Families of Belfast, Ireland

Today I’m honoring the Hermon and Doran families of Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. For over a year my sister, Veronica, and I have been researching this family. 1,207 more words

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Remembering the Wedding of Victor Mirota and Bettyann Heiney - 1960

I’m remembering a wonderful couple today, Victor Joseph Mirota (1937-2015), and his beautiful bride of fifty years, Bettyann Heiney (1938-2010).  They were married in their home-town church, St. 643 more words

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Manx Y-DNA Study Update

Blein Vie Noa

I have just completed a review of what has been achieved and learned in the study during the course of the last five years. 290 more words

Family Recipe Friday - Pierogies

This holiday we tried out a new pierogie maker, called Hunky Bill’s Perogie Maker with great success! Here’s the link for more information:  http://hunkybills.com/history/

My son-in-law, Jack, and I decided to try to make a batch of potatoe cheese Pierogies and see if it was easier using this gadget than making them by hand. 338 more words


After three decades, and there was nothing

Three decades passed before I stood over these bones.

We all die some day. I too will pass away, and I hope my wishes are honored, and my ashes are scattered when I do. 252 more words