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Acacia Park Cemetery

The drive to Chicago was overcast and drizzly. That evening tornadoes touched down in towns to the north and west of us. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the people affected by these devastating acts of nature. 660 more words


Column: If You Seek, You Shall Find

Between today and Wednesday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday:  197 more words


In photos: Genealogy pay tribute to Armenian Genocide memoriam

YEREVAN, ARMENIA – The year 2015 marks the 100th anniversary from the beginning of the Armenian Genocide, an event world widely recognised. The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest participants for Armenia, Genealogy couldn’t miss the event especially since their song… 117 more words


Whitecottons Get Their Own Blog

In an ongoing effort to post publicly the HUGE family tree for my ancestors Eliza J. Conrad and Salem Whitecotton, I have started a separate blog for that line:


My Family

A Visit to Rome

Back in the late 90’s I decided to take a trip to Rome. At the time I was living in Kansas City. I took a little vacation time and drove up to Muscatine, Iowa to spend some time with my sister. 651 more words

Family History

The Haystack Gets Bigger

During a phone conversation earlier this week, my mom told me that my cousin had left Montego Bay and returned home to the States.

It’s a good thing I kept my expectations low –  turns out she never visited our great-aunt Milda. 645 more words