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Reclaiming all the past

These thoughts are for all you white family historians out there.  Particularly the ones who are, like me, struggling to tell the unmentionable, the dishonorable chapters of our ancestors’ lives.   207 more words

Surnames

Searching New York City Marriage Records for Barnes - 1914

I’ve finally had luck searching for the marriage application of Ernest Howard Barnes to Ellen Barnes, for February 1914. There are new records online for New York City births, deaths, and marriages from a group called… 287 more words

Barnes

Classic Rock Baby (Sur)names

I listen to a lot of classic rock.  By that, I mean rock music that came out between 1965 and 1977-ish, with a few exceptions.  Considering that that the Oldies (music from the 50s and 60s) enjoyed a… 1,079 more words

Baby Names

Is it Paisley? Is it Hazel? Nope, it's Haisley!

Since 2010, over 200 baby girls have been named Haisley.  In 2015, there were 62; up from 49 in 2014 and 2013, and 24 in 2012.  476 more words

Baby Names

"Write what should not be forgotten."

Frankly, I don’t enjoy writing. The process weighs on me…becoming laborious and generally  tiresome. Why then would I take on creating a blog?

“Write what should not be forgotten. 277 more words

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Marriage Record - John Hill and Eva Huff

This is one of the documents I needed to submit with my mother-in-law’s application to DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution).  John A. Hill and Eva Huff are His 2x-Great-Grandparents. 164 more words

Genealogy