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Drake Business School, New Jersey - Mary Mirota - 1936

Mary Mirota earned a secretarial degree from the Drake College of Business, Plainfield, New Jersey after taking classes in the 1930s. Mary ran this newspaper ad in her local newspaper, … 503 more words

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Discovering Our Family Through Newspapers - 1934

I’ve really been enjoying my recent subscription to a newspaper archive. While searching the New Jersey newspapers for any articles about our Doran Clan, I came across this one below. 542 more words

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How we became the Wildes

I never liked my last name. “Papke” reminded me of Pap Smear so every time I heard or saw my full name I just thought VAGINA. 543 more words

New Jersey State Census Returns 1885 - 1915 for Timothy Mahoney

With the recent DNA results showing that Timothy Joseph Mahoney was the brother of my great-grandfather, John Mahoney, I decided to try searching the New Jersey State Census records. 1,242 more words

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The Value of a Name

Who Named Me Susan?

Right now, I’m simultaneously submitting my Contemporary YA novel, Unleashed! to literary agents and publishers, editing Courting Disaster, and co-authoring Define Normal with three of my sisters. 304 more words