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How I got addicted

I have always looked at the world through my grandmas’ eyes. I’m the only blue-eyed child of my brown-eyed parents. But my grandmas all had blue eyes. You can’t tell that any of us are blue-eyed in these black-and-white photos, … Continue reading

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More on Albert and Jay

Here’s Albert and Jay in 1901, with their sisters.  The oldest sister is my great-grandma. Here’s another of their military photos: And here’s their daddy’s (and my great-great grandpa’s) military headstone.  My grandpa Charles served in the Civil War. For … Continue reading

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Genealogy Research Success Story

  Second cousins, three times removed. 

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Zuiderzee

“Take me down to the banks of the ocean, where the walls rise above the Zuiderzee.  Long ago, I used to be a young man; and Margaret still remembers that for me.” from “The Dutchman” by Robert James Waller http://www.lorentz.leidenuniv.nl/history/zuiderzee/zuiderzee.htmlContinue reading

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Veterans

These are my uncles, Albert and Jay.  Photo was taken in 1907.  They enlisted together.  However, Albert was told that he could not enlist with his brother.  So he left the line of volunteers, and rejoined the line at the … Continue reading

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My grandparents

The first of my immigrant grandpas was William. He came to Massachusetts from Scrooby, Nottinghamshire via Leiden, Netherlands in 1620. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mosmd/leaders.htm Shortly after William arrived, my grandpa, Christian, (a Mennonite) came to Pennsylvania, where he died 4 years before the … Continue reading

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Mayflower Connection

I drew this picture when I was 20 years old and working as a secretary at a downtown mission. It just seemed a lonely spot, and for some reason it drew my attention. What I did not know when I … Continue reading

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