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Keeping Away From The Indecent Mahram

Question posed to Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy upon him):

We know that the paternal uncle of the woman is from the Mahaarim (non-marriageable male relatives), those whom it’s permissible for her to uncover in front of. 359 more words


52/52: Week 6 - So far away (Archibald Cole)

Distance is relative. What may seem like an unbreachable distance to one may be nothing to another in different times and circumstances. When my third-great-grandfather Archibald Cole was mortally wounded in the Battle of Petersburg on 17 June 1864, as far as he and his family were concerned, he might as well have been on the moon. 1,179 more words

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52/52: Week 5 - Plowing through (Frank Snyder)

There are some issues in genealogy that require years of beating, prodding, and poking before you break through them. We call these “brick walls”. While there are some brick walls that are more stubborn than others, and some that have stood for over twenty years, I recently plowed through a big one which may lead to some interesting work proving Mayflower ancestry. 1,605 more words

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #4 - William Henry Hunt

William Henry Hunt: An Original Texter

National Public Radio aired an article on April 28, 2013 about the origins of the modern telephone system. This article inspired me to find out more about my 2nd great-grandfather… 1,659 more words


52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #3 - Audrey Romine (Hunt) Strait

Audrey Romine (Hunt) Strait lived for many years in Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey.[1] Newton is the county seat and “as the hub of a spoke-wise network of turnpikes and post roads, the village grew into a regional center for county banks and newspapers, mail and freight distribution, commerce, education, mechanical trades and social gatherings.”[2] During Audrey’s lifetime, she would have witnessed the myriad of the changes caused by the increase in industrial factories and expansion of railroads both of which ushered Newton into our modern age. 3,580 more words


52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #2 - Beatrice Irene (Repsher) Strait

My grandmother, Beatrice Irene REPSHER, was born at the eastern edge of Pennsylvania in Analomink, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, on 18 August 1910.[1] Her father, George Arthur Repsher followed his work as a steam engine operator[2] and moved the family to Stanhope, Sussex County, New Jersey, between 1918 and 1919. 1,150 more words


52/52 Week 2: It's (Sometimes) Good to Be the King

Week 2’s theme is “King”, in honor of Elvis’ birthday week. For me this was an easy choice, because I have something of a “gimme”: my third-great-grandfather on my father’s side is named King Austin. 689 more words

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