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Genealogy Research in the Eastern Townships

La Société de généalogie des Cantons-de-l’Est is another important genealogical society that collects information about the marriages, baptisms and deaths of English language families of Lower Canada and Québec, whether found in binders, books, CDs or  online downloads. 824 more words


Removal Orders and Child Stealing Chimney Sweeps: Seeking a One-Handed Gypsy – Part 3

I’m preparing for another Tyne and Wear Archives visit so I’m reviewing my Burnett and Jackson ancestor research. Some of this research is in Part 1… 858 more words

Family History

Faces to go with Names.

Here is a portrait of James A Graham (1855-1925) and Viola Alice (Allie) Kelly (1858-1923), my great, great grandparents referenced in the last obituary post 10 more words


Convoy Duty (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Sept. 1
San Francisco 12

Dear Mother,

I’m writing this with a borrowed pen on account we had inspection today and I forgot to take my pen out of my gray shirt and I’m writing this while on duty. 930 more words


Genie To do List

Geni-mate  GeniAus recently blogged about her to-do list, which had me think about my to-do list, which is on the wall beside the computer, and which I have not looked at once during April. 217 more words


Remembrance in the 1920s Newspaper.

While my mind is still musing on the modern-day obits section of the newspaper, here are two obituaries from my Ohio side of the family. James A Graham (1855-1925) and Viola Alice (Allie) Kelly (1858-1923) are my great, great grandparents. 65 more words

How Not to Write An Obituary.

I use to read the obituaries every week in the Sunday Los Angeles Times. I’d look for the oldest person to die and then read their obit for inspiration. 577 more words