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How our ancestor came to Plymouth, England-a short story….

*This is my first attempt at writing a short story (or a beginning chapter) on one of our ancestors. Please be kind!   With the mist barely risen from the sea, and the sound of the waves hitting the pebbles … Continue reading

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Should I write it?

  I HAVE A GREAT STORY Should I write it? I still remember when the book ROOTS came out, and how it was a massive hit which was then made into a movie. It was the first time, that I … Continue reading

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“When in Rome…”

  First experience with racism in my life! Last summer we had the amazing pleasure of having 7 relatives from Italy come and surprise my mother for her 80th birthday. They included my aunt, her daughter and son-in-law, her granddaughter … Continue reading

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Using Google Maps for Genealogy

Today I was looking at my collection of old family photographs when it dawned on me that I should see if some of the houses in the photos are still standing. The above photo has been in my possession for … Continue reading

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Genealogy work is real work.

I’m sorry I’ve been away from my blog for awhile. It’s been tough trying to maintain my household, 2 part time jobs (that I need because my genealogy work isn’t paying the bills) and surviving the job of being mom … Continue reading

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Genetics- When your children are so different than you are!

Our adopted sons are SO different than us!   Ok, so we’re at that phase in our life when we have a 16 and 20 year old son. That, in itself, is a tough time! Our boys are adopted. They … Continue reading

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Private Client Work

Private Client Work-Good and Bad   For many years, the only kind of genealogical work I wanted to do was private client work. That’s where I’m hired by an individual to research a specific question they haveĀ about their family history, … Continue reading

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How do you make money with genealogy?

Aspects of Genealogy You can make money working as a family historian or a professional genealogist. There are many different ways to earn some money doing what you love. Granted, from my experience, there are not a lot of genealogists … Continue reading

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Today is my anniversary!

It’s been 32 years! 1984….that can’t be true!     Wow, how does this happen? How do decades go by and children grow up and yet we still feel the same? My interest in genealogy began shorty before we married. … Continue reading

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When you discover something big!

About 4 years ago I made an amazing discovery. I was researching my husband’s family tree and I found out that he was descended from “the” branch of Clanranald that is currently holding the Chieftainship. That, on his paternal side, … Continue reading

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