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Hotel Fort Shelby

I love old postcards …”Dear Pal, Just a line to let you know I am still alive and still on my vacation …” What better news for Charles Collander to receive. 22 more words

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The Roots

Managed it to integrate 52 people spontanously with a little help from two sources (Genealogy.net and Geneanet.org). Still many people and links missing. Especially the branch grand mother mother and grand cousins. 32 more words


Thetford in the Kingdom of East Anglia

Bill, My Mother’s Favorite Brother, and an Ancient Village

Although my Uncle Bill has been at his eternal rest for years now, his middle name continues to make me wonder where in the world his provincial Southern parental unit got such a name! 324 more words


Well hello there, cousins!

When I sent off my Ancestry DNA sample a few months ago, my main hope was to break through a few stumps.  Well…just one would have been lovely, actually.  314 more words


Write It Down!

Almost exactly a year ago, my father had a series of strokes that left him physically incapacitated and confined to a hospital bed at home. He had been hard of hearing for years as the result of multiple ear infections and lanced eardrums when he was a child in the 1930s. 905 more words


Ordinary Lives: Family History is Best Left in the Graves of Our Ancestors?

Last night a family member asked if I’d unearthed any more embarrassing incidents in our family history. The individual appeared to be particularly concerned about the stigma from having a one-handed gypsy… 312 more words

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Alicia's Story: Part 4 - Digging For Clues

I am well and truly on the hunt, now. I need more information about Charles ELLIS and his family. A lot more information. So, let’s start digging… 2,560 more words