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A Bilingual Child: What's in a name?

When I was a young kid (as I got older it might have changed somewhat) I had just the one name for my dad: ‘Dad’.  I didn’t call him ‘daddy’ or ‘father’ or ‘pa’ or anything else.  625 more words

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Coming to America - Bernard Doran - 1910

The S.S. Columbia is the ship that my grandfather, Bernard Doran, came over from Northern Ireland to America in 1910. I found a really interesting webpage with vintage brochures from some of the ships that sailed back and forth from Europe to the United States. 623 more words

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French Canadian Family Names

Let’s talk about family names that you might come across when researching your ancestors from New France. I have to be honest, when I first started my own research, I was oblivious to different variations of family names, their various spellings and those confusing “dit” names that were so common in the past. 509 more words

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My Top 5 Boy Name Combinations (June 2016)

Boy names tend to sound more “boring” then many girl names. I like older vintage names for men as well, but also love names which hold particular impactful namesakes. 361 more words

My top 5 girl name combinations (June 2016)

In general, my naming style for girl names tends to be older vintage names. However, I love some word names, and love exploring all sorts of names and naming trends. 515 more words

Wedding Wednesday - Our Lady Of Lourdes, Whitehouse Station, NJ

There is a concept in genealogy research called FANS – friends, associates, and neighbors of your family. Knowing the names can help find a family member on a census or other record. 411 more words

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Favorite Things ... Day 3: Name Art

What’s in a name? A lot, actually. The names we choose for our children can be packed full of rich family tradition, and meaningful connections to our greater family … the Communion of Saints. 410 more words

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