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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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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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Family Stories Should be Written Down!

When you hear a family story told, remember to write it down. Family stories are very important for many reasons. It keeps family history alive. Most people were illiterate in┬áthe distant past. There were no cell phones, cameras, computers or … Continue reading

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I never tire of this!

I’m a genealogical nerd in a big way! How do you explain the fact that I get up, grab a coffee and start researching the minute I wake up- even when I’m not working with a client! I just research….constantly. … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge Surnames Z

ZILTCH, ZERO, ZIP….NO Z SURNAMES I’m sure I’m not the only one during this challenge that has no Z surnames. I must confess I do have one- but it’s a person who married into our family in the 1600s in … Continue reading

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