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The Archives of a Life

I am the archive’s keeper of my family. I took the task on after my mother died, but I was thinking about the position long before that. 1,595 more words


Published by Dick Eastman:  Rediscovered Leather Trunk Contains Thousands of Letters From the 17th Century

Talk about the Dead Letter Office! A 300-year-old linen-lined trunk filled with over 2,600 letters that were mailed out—but never received—between the years 1680 and 1706 has recently been discovered in The Hague, Netherlands. 27 more words


Who killed (Bill) Bailey Brothers?

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The area was known as Long Branch because it lay in the fork of two creeks, one called Long Branch, which drained into Salem Creek. 3,672 more words

Local History

A Letter To Her Friend: Dear Johnnie

When I find a note one of the members of this family wrote, I always crack a smile. I smile because these letters reveal more than any census record, birth certificate, or newspaper article could ever show–their personality, their humor, and their love and at times hate for people. 511 more words

Black History

2016 Genealogy Speaking Schedule

9 January 2016
North Suburban Genealogical Society
1776 Walters Ave., Northbrook IL
Discovering Your UK/Irish Roots Online: Websites and Resources for English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish Ancestry… 33 more words

Genealogy Programs

"How Blacks have Irish Last Names"

Ever wonder how a lot of African Americans have Irish last names? Is not because of Irish slave owners, no erase that foolishness……don’t think Gone With The Wind and the O’Hara plantation. 971 more words

Our History

familytreegirl1 reblogged this on familytreegirldotcom and commented:

Interesting write up Eddie McFields. A blog to follow. I have a very Irish last name...Murphy, enjoy and thanks for sharing Konnetta! I know where mine came from. Enjoy! Do you know where you Irish surname came from?

Find A Grave Records

Memorial markers for my brother and his wife, Trinity Episcopal Church, Rutland Vermont, USA

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