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“When earth breaks up and heaven expands, / How will the change strike me and you / In the house not made with hands?” 255 more words


Surname Series Published on the RootsTech Blog

This past Friday RootsTech began publishing my three-part series about surnames, surname distribution maps, and where to find surname distribution maps online. Since I’ve been a bit preoccupied with spring activities, including a photo op with these cute creatures, I thought I’d share the link to part 1 of the series titled, “ 41 more words


The Early Settlers of Stokes County, North Carolina

Formed in 1789, Stokes County was created from Surry County, NC. It was named after  Revolutionary War patriot, Captain John Stokes. The county is located in the northern section of the Piedmont area and borders the state line of Virginia. 921 more words


Waltzing with ... Neville

Today is Palm Sunday, which commemorates the triumphal ride into Jerusalem by Jesus about a week before the Resurrection. The people hailed him as if he were a victorious king, laying palm branches…

Source: waltzingmorethanmatilda.com


Presidential Surnames & Their Meanings

List of surnames borne by various (both present or past) Presidents or Heads of State of Caucasian countries and Russian republics. Inspired by Filipino Genealogy Project… 559 more words


52 Ancestors #11 Norma Murray nee Cripps (1921-2018)

Many years ago I heard this quote and it seems to fit perfectly at the moment. “God never gives us more than we can handle. Everything that comes our way is coming our way so that we can grow and evolve.” 1,824 more words


French last names

In many European languages information for the English speaker family names are often preceded by a preposition (de, da, di, von, and van all mean “of”), an article (le and la mean “the”) or both (du, des, del,de la, della and van der all mean “of the”). 814 more words