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Three Cheers!

Though I have not been able to post as regularly of late as once I did, I could not let this occasion pass without comment. Three years ago today I began this little blog. 353 more words


Hidden in Plain Site

Several of my Dad’s side of the family were either born, or ended up in Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma. This has made at least part of my research a little easier. 371 more words


Dragging Canoe

I think every family has some legendary tale repeated from generation to generation regarding some scandalous ancestor or ancestry. Perhaps even several stories float about in most families as they do in mine. 686 more words


The Argentina Connection Grows Stronger

I was getting ready to write today’s Tuesday Tidbit about the my current research into the Black Hand but a message on Ancestry.com changed that. My fascination with that group stems from the explanation that “Adriano was going out the back door, while members of the Black Hand were coming in the front.” Whatever the reason he certainly seems to have made a quick get away with very little trace. 437 more words


Having a Martha Home the Mary Way: Days 20 & 21

Oh friends…. I’m slacking… But I’m giving myself grace. That’s life, huh? :)

Ironically, the Mary thoughts for these two days were helpful in knowing the difference between me being  660 more words

Book Reviews

The Shark...

I thought it fitting, after my last post, “the Snake” to follow-up with “the Shark.” Because sometimes, just when you think it’s safe to go back in the water… 1,108 more words


How to order a Spanish birth certificate?

One of the most common questions I usually get when discussing genealogy is “how can I get my ancestor’s birth certificate from Spain?”. The procedure is actually pretty straight-forward and it usually only takes a few days – if you’re lucky!- to reach your doorstep. 82 more words