Category Archives: Favorites

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O is for Obituary

Family Search has declared 2014 the Year of the Obituary! Follow the link for videos, blog posts and other useful information on getting the most from obituaries. [This is also a plug asking for volunteers to do indexing on these obituaries … Continue reading

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L is for Libraries!

There are lots of reasons to love a library. Here’s a few of my favorite libraries for genealogical research: American Antiquarian Society in Worcester MA. This is the largest collection of U.S. printed material to 1876 in the United States. It has … Continue reading

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10 Thankful Things

I’m thankful this week for all the wonderful things I’ve learned from fellow bloggers! 1. The meaning of many British colloquialisms that have addled my brain for some time, from Tizzy over at Creative Therapy. like Treacle, and Tippex and Stroppy… … Continue reading

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H is for Heirlooms

  Stories are the roots of our history. Or to use another metaphor, the stories of our ancestors are the meat on the bones of the genealogical skeleton. It is the stories that bring our family to life and help … Continue reading

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Top Ten Gateway Books

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. If you want to play along, post a link on their site to your blog post and then post a link to them from your blog. This week I’m listing the … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. If you want to play along, post a link on their site to your blog post and then post a link to them from your blog. 1. “Despite his money and his … Continue reading

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A Rose by a Very Different Name

The Rose has much to brag about A beauty unsurpassed But if the rose be cut or not Its beauty does not last. Your beauty on the other hand Goes well beyond the rose The only word to sum it … Continue reading

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Windows of Heaven

“Ding-dong!” I opened the door to see my daughter holding a bottle of turmeric she’d borrowed and a $5.00 bill, which she had owed me. She was feeling proud of herself for “paying her debts.” She came in and I … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Tear-jerker Reads

  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. If you want to play along, post a link on their site to your blog post and then post a link to them from your blog. 1. The Shoemaker’s Wife … Continue reading

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Modern Interpretive Art

My daughter had these scrap strips of paper and her daughter (my talented, creative 6-year-old granddaughter) took them and created a montage of the Christmas Story. Top left: The Three Wise Men Follow the Star; top middle: Mary & Joseph … Continue reading

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