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Miriam J. Robbins
Works at Spokane Public Schools; Community Colleges of Spokane, Eastern Washington Genealogical Society
Attended Spokane Falls Community College
Lives in Spokane, WA, USA
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Surname Saturday: OBORNE
OSBORNE is from the Old Norse personal name, Ásbjorn ( ás : god + björn : bear). This name was found as Osbern in England before 1066 and in Ireland since the sixteenth century. OSBORNE is one of my paternal grandmother's adoptive lines. I use the letter "B...
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Surname Saturday: DOLSTRA
Intro The surname DOLSTRA is of Frisian origin. The Frisians are an ethnic minority who live in the north of the Netherlands, mainly in the provinces of Friesland and Groningen. The suffix -stra means "from" or "of"; however, I have not been able to determi...
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How to Save and Print Images from Chronicling America
Whenever I teach my class on using online historical newspapers, I always get asked how to save and to print images from the various newspaper websites. I thought it would be helpful for my readers to view some video tutorials on the subject, and today's po...
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Surname Saturday: OSBORNE
OSBORNE is from the Old Norse personal name, Ásbjorn ( ás : god + björn : bear). This name was found as Osbern in England before 1066 and in Ireland since the sixteenth century. OSBORNE is one of my paternal grandmother's adoptive lines. I use the letter "B...
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No Tuesday's Tip Today
I apologize. Due to technical difficulties, Tuesday's Tip was not published today. I hope to be posting another one next week. Thank you for your understanding.!
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Surname Saturday: McLALLIN
My paternal surname,McLALLIN, is interchangeable, spelling-wise, with McCLELLAN and other variations. The meaning appears to be Scottish and Irish. It is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Mac Gille Fhaolain" (Scottish) and "Mac Giolla Fhaoláin" (Irish), whi...
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  • Spokane Public Schools; Community Colleges of Spokane, Eastern Washington Genealogical Society
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  • Northwest Microfilm, Inc.
  • Spokane Public Schools
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Spokane, WA, USA
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Klawock, AK, USA - Kodiak, AK, USA - Fairbanks, AK, USA - Metlakatla, AK, USA - Kake, AK, USA - Klawock, AK, USA - Colville, WA, USA - Spokane, WA, USA - West Plains, Spokane County, WA, USA - Spokane Valley, WA, USA - Spokane, WA, USA
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My Passions: Genealogy; Special Needs Children
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Miriam J. Robbins has been instructing and lecturing since 2005 to various groups in the Inland Northwest. She has been interested in her family history since she was a young girl, living in Southeast Alaska, far from her extended family in Western Michigan. In 1987, she began her genealogy research.

Ten years later, she was successful in reuniting her paternal grandmother--an adoptee--with her biological family. Miriam writes an award-winning genealogy blog, AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors, and keeps busy adding links to her Online Historical Directories and Online Historical Newspapers websites. When not chasing dead people, she crochets, gardens, and bicycles.

If you would like Miriam to make a presentation to your group or would like to see her list of topics, please contact her.

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  • Spokane Falls Community College
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Miriam Midkiff, Miriam Robbins Midkiff
If you are looking for a good place to take your animals in Spokane, I recommend the North Division Animal Medical Center. I have a cat that seemed to be having some abdominal problems. I was looking for a new place as the last place I went to was so expensive, plus they made me feel bad that I didn't get all their latest treatments and care plans. I actually called another place first that was recommended by a neighbor, but they didn't take walk-ins and were booked for a few days. That place recommended NDAMC. I called them about 7:45 AM and got an 11:00 appointment, but was also encouraged to come in at any time to see if we could get squeezed in. After I made the appointment, I read the reviews here and felt more than a little concerned. However, I decided to go ahead with the initial exam. Dr. Sipert and his technician Chrissy were awesome, as were the front desk staff. I felt like I was treated with respect and the prices were reasonable. They also didn't pressure me to have a bunch of tests taken, but offered quotes on things in priority order. I've been to other places here in Spokane and never felt completely comfortable as a pet owner and often faced sticker shock. When I found out that nothing was urgently wrong with my cat, I decided not to go forward with the tests and take her home for further observation, and my decision was respected. I purchased the flea treatment and got some recommendations for environmental pest treatments that I could buy over the counter. Finally, when I remarked about the good service on Facebook, one of my friends told me this is where she and her parents take their pets, as well as have them boarded. She also had nothing but good to say about this clinic. I'll be returning here whenever I need care for my cats.
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