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When Curry was a surname

I was alerted to this article by a genimate on Facebook, Anne Young. It made me realise that searching for the Curry surname on Google etc would have been much easier in the fifties. 94 more words

General

A Weekend in Winchester

A few weeks ago I went to visit one of my uni friends in the stunning city of Winchester.

We walked round it for a solid three and a half hours. 1,026 more words

Anglo-saxons

Stuff Going On -- 05/17/2017

Important, if true. Putting an intelligent partner’s spy (in this case, Israel’s) into danger doesn’t just hurt Israel, it hurts the U.S., because we rely on Israeli intelligence. 151 more words

For Free Trade

Surname Saturday--The Crutes of Mecklenburg County

Brainstorming and journaling are good for the future

Sorting through my family lore stash, I came across two sheets of yellow paper, folded into quarters.  My father, Norman Strickland, had distinctive handwriting, the product of his years as an electrical engineer.   841 more words

Surnames

Were your ancestors Vikings?

There’s been a rash of articles floating around my alerts about Viking surnames. Apparently the TV channel History teamed up with experts from the Centre for Nordic Studies in the University of the Highlands and Islands, in which it looks like the experts did all the work and shared their knowledge and the TV channel surveyed 2000 people on questions which, given the answers, probably looked a bit like: “Do you want to be descended from a Viking?” and “Do you know anything about the Vikings?” Scintillating stuff. 966 more words

News

1,042 Family Tree Names and surnames table

Time to celebrate because I have completed my MIONSIOG Family Tree project.

As my readers know, I look for stories in old newspapers and when I find an interesting one, I create a family tree using the information in the newspaper item. 362 more words

Family Trees

Map Your Surname in the UK

This web site might be of interest to geographers – it produces a ‘heat map’ for the UK according to the distribution of selected surnames. 265 more words

Geography