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From the Dwinells Side of Things

First published on August 31, 2015.

I’ve been focusing lately on my Husted lineage, partially because that’s the most recent research that I’ve been doing and partially because I have a treasure trove of pictures from that side of the family. 378 more words


Anecdotes: John Mead

First published on August 27, 2015.

Because my last post was so long and took me the entire weekend to research, here’s a small little bit of my family history. 547 more words


What's in a Name?

It’s an understandable fact that at certain points in your life, you will want to know the history of your own family. The reasons might be different, but ultimately it’s for the same end goal: a sense of belonging; whether that sense of belonging is to a particular location, a particular tribe, or to gain an understanding on why you and everybody you know loves to smear their chips with a thick layer of beef gravy, in a scene reminiscent of waterboarding a starchy prisoner. 564 more words



There are lots of surnames in my tree, but every now and then when researching, a name just ‘grabs you’.  Recently this happened when I came across an ancestor called Frances Wildblode. 381 more words


A Detailed Route of The Great Wagon Road

The wagon wheels are slowly turning as the eyes are focused on the wilderness ahead. The weary are anxious for the trip to be over but the adventurous are eager for the next excitement in the road. 1,742 more words


Photographic Evidence: Lyman B. Husted

First published August 22, 2015.

This is a photograph of Lyman B. Husted, or at least a photograph of someone with the name Lyman B. Husted written on the back. 361 more words