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Really need help identifying some photos listed on the UNKNOWN photos page. The link is at the top of the blog.  There are approximately 17 pictures that have not been identified. 48 more words



Welcome to GREY LIVES. No matter how you stumbled onto my little blog you may be wondering why I gave it a title that makes it sound slightly depressing. 190 more words

Family History

Bob's Your Uncle

Bob’s Your Uncle

I have one of those surnames that is seldom mispronounced but ofter misspelled. It’s not a big deal but when picking up packages or checking reservations I often find myself saying, “That’s Caines with a C.” I have had messages addressed: Cain, Canes, Caine, Cains, Kane, Kanes. 217 more words


WHYS: Palestinian women

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 13th), 5.51-5.59pm, on bbc radio 4
world have your say (presented by anu anand) concludes with…

“Why Palestinian women are turning to social media to fight back against censorship of their names: female candidates in the elections had their actual names removed and replaced by the wife of so-and-so, the sister of so-and-so, the mother of so-and-so.”

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Power of Published Genealogy Queries

Genealogy researchers today are so blessed with a wealth of family data online that it is easy to forget the old-fashioned tool — queries published in genealogy magazines in print format. 505 more words


Surname Counts - Genealogy Fun

I am joining all the others out there who are doing the Genea-Musings Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.

I used Family Tree Maker 2014 to create this report.   101 more words


Secondary Sources: Newspapers Online

I am preoccupied with the final editing of Gypsy and the Bird Man, a cultural family history. I wrote about my mother’s fund raisers and realized my memory lacked specifics. 531 more words