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Like Manna from Heaven

Last Monday I posted about my third cousin, Betty Oestreicher Jacob, who passed away on July 19, 2016.  Betty and I were related through our mutual great-great-grandparents, Levi Schoenthal and Henriette Hamberg.   1,607 more words


The Channel Islanders of Eastern Quebec

Société de généalogie et d’histoire de Rimouski




The shores of Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula, the Magdalen Islands, the North Shore of the Saint Lawrence River and an area of New Brunswick were settled by newcomers from the Channel Islands as early as the 1700s. 2,753 more words


Christmas Pictures

Letter transcription:

Kentland, January 17

David Dear

Just a line to say that I hope all is well with you, and that you are accomplishing all the hard work you told me was before you when you got back. 218 more words


Masterpiece Marketplace adds Ten More Genres to its Lineup!

Masterpiece Marketplace is recruiting Indie authors to form a cooperative promotional team for books in these independently published genres:

Literary Fiction
Fusion Fiction
Historical Fiction… 43 more words

christineplouvier reblogged this on IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ Christine Plouvier, Indie Author and commented:

As reader 49lilykatz commented in Irish on a recent Irish Firebrands blog post, "Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine. 'Under the shelter of each other, people survive.' Writers look out for one another."

Looking out for one another is what my startup free promotional blog site Masterpiece Marketplace is all about. It came into being in January 2016 with coverage for two genres (Literary Fiction and Fusion Fiction). Not long after that, it acquired another blog domain and a Facebook page. Now, after looking further at the needs of readers and writers, I've identified ten more genres that can use the universal brand recognition that Masterpiece Marketplace can provide.

If you're the author of an undiscovered masterpiece in any of the twelve eligible genres, please join the Masterpiece Marketplace cooperative and list your works.


Diamond Lil

Letter transcription:

Kentland, December 9-62

Dear David

You will never know just how much I have enjoyed the Mae West book. I was thrilled when I saw it, and it has made a dull and otherwise boring week and one filled with laughs and remembering of old times. 279 more words


Looking for your missing female ancestor?

Joy Neighbors, a writer for Insidertoronto.com offered up some useful tips on how to find your missing female ancestors in an article she recently wrote for the website. 19 more words


My Cousin Ben’s Bar Mitzvah

I was privileged last weekend to experience something I never would have been able to share if I hadn’t started on this genealogy journey over four years ago.  599 more words