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Writer, English professor, genealogy hobbyist, fangirl. (fanwoman?)


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Brick wall niche carving: Lavinia Nicholas
Because it's too iffy to be a breakthrough, but I suspect it's the best I'll be able to do for awhile. It has bothered me for ages that I was missing one name in my lineup of great-great-grandparents. I know it's hard to get back further than that with unde...
Because it's too iffy to be a breakthrough, but I suspect it's the best I'll be able to do for awhile. It has bothered me for ages that I was missing one name in my lineup of great-great-grandparents. I know it's hard to get ...
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Centennial of the 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster
This week is the centennial of the 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster in which 251 men died while on a seal hunt. One of them was 18-year-old William Coombs of Harbour Grace, my first cousin twice removed, who drowned when the Southern Cross went down.   NT...
This week is the centennial of the 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster in which 251 men died while on a seal hunt. One of them was 18-year-old William Coombs of Harbour Grace, my first cousin twice removed, who drowned when th...
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Just a heads up that Ancestry.com has added a new database: Newfoundland, Canada, Index of Birth, Marriage & Death Notices from Newspapers, 1810-1890. It is basically Crosbie's 13 volume work digitized by the Maritime History Archives, but it's nice to have it digitized. 
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Thanks for the heads up.  I know I have some Newfies in my tree.
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My blog post about this book, which is a social history of 18th- & 19th-century fishing communities in Newfoundland. This academic study is from 2008, but is now available to read for free at Columbia University's ebook site. 
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Loved this album back in the day.
 
De La Soul can't sell their old music online yet, so they're giving it away for one day only

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Sharing this so I will see it and watch it later when I have time.
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What could possibly go wrong?
 
According to the Center for Biological Diversity, oil rig operators have federal permits to dump more than nine billion gallons of fracking wastewater into California's ocean waters each year. That's enough wastewater to fill more than 100 stadiums the size of the Rose Bowl brim-full of toxic waste.
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Everything I hear about franking convince me it's one of the final proofs of the insanity of humanity. 
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late night genealogy excitement!
I found evidence for my great-grandfather's service in the Royal Munster Fusiliers! I had begun to think it was a myth. My trial month's subscription to FindMyPast has officially paid off. Had to blog this quickly to share my excitement!
I found evidence for my great-grandfather's service in the Royal Munster Fusiliers! I had begun to think it was a myth. My trial month's subscription to FindMyPast has officially paid off. Had to blog this quickly to share my...
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Apple chip on my shoulder: technology rant
I planned to work on my genealogy this evening, but all I did was browse through the latest hints on Ancestry. This normally quick process took much longer than expected because Ancestry kept freezing and refusing to recognize any of my clicks. I am using a...
I planned to work on my genealogy this evening, but all I did was browse through the latest hints on Ancestry. This normally quick process took much longer than expected because Ancestry kept freezing and refusing to recogniz...
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Great analysis of a reactionary proposal.
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