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Jenny Lanctot
Works at Jenny-ology.com
Attends NGS Home Study Course
Lives in Chattanooga, TN
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It's like she read my mind.
Dear genealogy societies, No doubt some genealogy society people will be offended by what I've got to say, but this has been on my mind for a long time. I've discussed my concerns with society members from around the count...
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Hang on folks, this is a long one.   EFFICIENCY INCREASE IN RIDGEFIELD POLICE CITED BY SUPERVISOR Have Acquired Initiative and Learned to Accept Responsibilities The following report for the year 1930 has been submitted to Mayor Clarence Davis and the…
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Yep.  Still behind.  I’ve been nursing a sore shoulder this week, and prepping for one trial and mediation in two other cases – all happening in the next month.  I’ve been plugging away at my Do-Over when time permits, which hasn’t been often … but at…
Yep.  Still behind.  I've been nursing a sore shoulder this week, and prepping for one trial and mediation in two other cases - all happening in the next month.  I've been plugging away at my Do-Ov...
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Today is Scrabble Day.  It is celebrated in honor of the birthday of its inventor, Alfred Mosher Butts.  Alfred was an American architect, born in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1899.  After losing his job, he invented the game in 1938.  It has since gone…
Today is Scrabble Day.  It is celebrated in honor of the birthday of its inventor, Alfred Mosher Butts.  Alfred was an American architect, born in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1899.  After losing his ...
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Either the news was really slow in Ridgefield, New Jersey, or Supervisor Darrow had an excellent PR guy.  His full report to the Police Commission ended up in the newspaper (see images at the end of this post).  During this exact period of time 85 years…
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Okay, so I’m a little behind on my updates.  I wish I could say it was because I found a clue that broke down a brick wall or added 9 generations to my tree … but alas, I cannot.  It was a BSO (bright shiny object) that caught my attention and wouldn’t…
Okay, so I'm a little behind on my updates.  I wish I could say it was because I found a clue that broke down a brick wall or added 9 generations to my tree ... but alas, I cannot.  It was a BSO (b...
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No, it’s not the beginning of a Dr. Phil show … It’s springtime.  That means we’re heading into Family Reunion season, which means hanging out with a bunch of people to which you have no idea how (or if) you’re related.  This year, you don’t have to show…
No, it's not the beginning of a Dr. Phil show ... It's springtime.  That means we're heading into Family Reunion season, which means hanging out with a bunch of people to which you have no idea how...
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Yankton Press & Dakotan October 18, 1941 (Evening), p. 1, col. 4 CLARK, S. D., Oct. 18 AP — Lois Madsen was a happy, 19-year-old blonde farmer’s daughter until a magazine (Life) put her on the front cover. Then she was invited to make two appearances at a…
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There were other officers involved in the capture and arrest of these two criminals, and they all may have received similar letters, but this one was for Walter.   Police Commission Borough of Ridgefield Bergen County                      New Jersey  …
There were other officers involved in the capture and arrest of these two criminals, and they all may have received similar letters, but this one was for Walter.   Police Commission Borough of...
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Genealogy Do-Over Cycle 2: Week 1

I know what you’re thinking: I must be a glutton for punishment. Yes, I’m doing the Do-Over again (still, actually).  But this time I’m taking a different approach.  I’m going to follow each week and instead of rehashing everything I did last time, my…
I know what you're thinking: I must be a glutton for punishment. Yes, I'm doing the Do-Over again (still, actually).  But this time I'm taking a different approach.  I'm going to follow each week a...
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Yankton Press & Dakotan October 18, 1941 (Evening), p. 1, col. 3 1 CUDAHY DIES CHICAGO, Oct. 18, (AP) — Edward A. Cudahy, Sr., 91, a founder and head of the Cudahy packing company, died today of a heart ailment.  He had spent 68 years in the packing…
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In case you hadn’t heard, Crestleaf.com is hosting a “guess my family heritage” blog contest now through April 19. Click to read their contest announcement. This photo was taken between 1900 and 1913.  My 2nd great grandmother is the one standing at the…
In case you hadn't heard, Crestleaf.com is hosting a "guess my family heritage" blog contest now through April 19. Click to read their contest announcement. This photo was taken between 1900 and 19...
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  • Jenny-ology.com
    Non-Professional Family Historian and Blogger, 1990 - present
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Chattanooga, TN
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Gainesville, GA - Virginia Beach, VA - Atlanta, GA - Portland, OR - Miami, FL
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I want to connect with other people in the genealogy world. However, if you add me to your circles and I can't tell that you have an interest in genealogy ... chances are that I won't add you back and will likely block you altogether.
Introduction
Paralegal by day, but my alter ego is a Genealogist.  I have been working on my genealogy in fits and starts since about 1990, when my grandfather passed away and I inherited his research. I am currently enrolled in ProGen 24, working my way toward genealogy certification. You can contact me at lostancestors [at] gmail [dot] com.

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I completed my AAS in Paralegal Studies at Chattanooga State in 2011, at the age of 42 ... and survived.
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  • NGS Home Study Course
    Genealogy, 2012 - present
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