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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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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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A-Z Challenge Surnames P

P for PAGOTTO My maiden name is PAGOTTO…. My father was Luigi PAGOTTO born August 23, 1933 in Azzano Decimo, Pordenone, Italy. I┬áspent the better part of my childhood wishing I had a different last name. Growing up as a … Continue reading

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Family History in 5 photos- Day 2

This is a hard one for me. I’m including 2 photos here because of that. My husband’s great grandfather was JOHN QUARTZ MOORE born in 1883 in County Down, Ireland. He married ROSEANNA FERGUSON in Belfast on October 10, 1906. … Continue reading

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Forrets from Fife

The FORRET family originated from a Simon de Foret who came over with William the Conqueror in 1086. This was the first time the name is recorded in Scotland. Forret was an old family which possessed the estate of Forret … Continue reading

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My Scottish inspiration!

Eunice Rae Speed was born in April of 1909 in Forfar, Scotland. She and her 3 siblings (another had died), emigrated to Canada in 1920 with their widowed mother Jemima. Her father, William Marshall Speed was killed in France during … Continue reading

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John Henry Cornelius Boisdale Hender Moffatt

Hugh Macdonald IV of Boisdale’s daughter Mary Moffatt was widowed at a young age. She had 4 sons by her husband Robert Moffatt. In the 1871 UK Census you see them living as a family in Liverpool but by 1881 … Continue reading

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