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Genealogical Deja Vu

April 19, 2011

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Remember when I posted about my genealogy thing in a 55 minute post?  I’m still kind of weirded out by the  chance encounter that occurred.  Here’s the dealio…. In researching my Whildin ancestry I turned up several distant cousins over the last year.  These cousins were wonderful about filling in huge amounts of family history for me.  […]

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Long Time…No See! Let’s Catch Up With Tea

October 14, 2009

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Ahhhh….we’re almost to Halloween and the Autumn is flying by for me.  I’ve not written in weeks and weeks.  I can’t even blame school.  I’ve been pursuing loads of other things to keep me busy and I’ve just not taken time to write.  Doesn’t seem like stuff anybody would be interested in really.  First things […]

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Farewell Uncle Bill

July 29, 2009

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My dad’s Uncle Bill died this past weekend.  He was 84, well loved, much admired.  He had a good run.  He was the much younger baby brother of my own beloved Pappy…only a year difference in age from my dad.  I knew very little of him, my Pappy died in 1960, but have spoken to […]

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A Day Full Of Surprises

July 2, 2009

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My goodness it’s a day.  From unexpected visitors to unexpected emails.  I’ll explain. Late last night my eldest dropped in unexpectedly.  Why is immaterial.  That she did was quite unexpected.  And nice. Bright and early this morning…before many in my house think it is morning…I received an email.  The email looks like it comes from […]

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Ancestral Cemetery Visit

June 26, 2009

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Today I feel like I’m actually a part of a piece of history.  I visited the ancestral family cemetery plot in Berks County today.  It was a humbling experience, an exhilarating experience and a wonderful family time to boot!  Let me explain how all this came to pass… I am a descendant of a family named […]

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Family History Found

June 20, 2009

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It’s been a long, long search.  For 4 years I have been tracing my ancestors on both my father’s and mother’s side.  Not content to choose one set of ancestors I chose both of Dad’s and both of Mom’s parents and quite often the peripheral relatives too.  Finally, I’ve reached the point where I believe […]

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Pictures! We’ve Got Pictures!!

April 27, 2009

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My, my, my!  Look at that header on my blog homepage!  That is precisely the patio and the house I would have if could have any old cottage in the world.  ALAS!  Cottages such as this exist only in Europe…and gardens such as this exist ONLY in UK.  I’ve pirated (with permission of course) the photo […]

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Wellness and Catching Up

April 26, 2009

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PHEW!  It’s been quite a month or so…of sickness!  I have had the worst cold turned into bronchitis, turned into allergies with the pollen coming into bloom and now my asthma is acting up.  However, the last two days I have been human so I expect I’ll live after all!  It’s been a really unhealthy two […]

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The Visit

March 17, 2009

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Ahhhhhhh.  What fun!  I spent Sunday afternoon at my relative Ann’s assisted living residence.  While she could not answer my very finite questions about the family tree I reveled in 3 hours worth of family stories some about people I had never met and didn’t know existed until I began my snooping into the family […]

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Today’s the Day

March 15, 2009

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After struggling for 4 years trying to find a clue to my Cornish/Welsh/English ancestors on my paternal grandmother’s side I am finally going to be able to close some gaps I think.  All of the family that I knew was gone except one set of second cousins…both younger than I and both pretty much unknown […]

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Discoveries!

March 12, 2009

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It’s a day full of discoveries already and I am relishing all of them…since most of them are good it’s not hard to do!  I’ll try to group them together in some semblance of order: Genealogical Discovery Immigration records in Ancestry.com seem to be less than complete.  I cannot find my gr gr grandparents coming […]

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Genealogy, History and Burning Questions With No Answers

March 10, 2009

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I am a woman of passions.  Many passions.  I’m passionate about many things for about a minute and a half.  Then the passion cools as I get bored and move one.  Arguably, these could be coined obsessions…but we’ll leave the psychoanalysis for another day.  I’m just not feeling passionate about publicly plumbing the depths of […]

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