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Donna Peterson
I love solving the mysteries of genealogy.
I love solving the mysteries of genealogy.

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Suddenly Seven - Happy Blogiversary to Me!
Sometime around the 10th of February, at the kick-off of the Winter Olympic Games, a challenge was issued by Thomas MacEntee  to become a better genealogist.  I think it appealed to be because my husband and had attended the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Cal...

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It's More Than a Slip
It all began the Christmas of 1964 when I was pregnant with my son.  That year my Aunt Kathy gave me the Christening gown. It was an entire set, slip, dress, coat, and bonnet. It was pure white nylon with white satin embroidery and delicate lace edging at t...

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Amanuensis Monday- Last Will and Testament of John Ferguson 1755 - 1842
Last Will and Testament of John Fargerson The last Will & Testament of John Fargerson of Sugar River Township, Boone County, Indiana.  In the name of God, I John Fargerson considering the uncertainty of this mortal life & being of sound mind & memory(Blesse...

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2017 Genealogy Goals
With the beginning of the new year, it's time to check-up on how well I did with my 2016 genealogy goals and establish the goals for 2017. I am still working on the Do-over and will continue in the coming years.  I want my tree to be as accurate as possible...

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Blog Caroling - Mary Did You Know?
Once again footnote Maven has invited us to go blog caroling with her!  It is a longstanding tradition of hers and this year I thought I would join the group. To quote fM, "  I challenge each of you to blog or post to Facebook your favorite Christmas Carol ...

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Surname Saturday - The Leahy/Lehys of Bulgaden Parish
Bulgaden Parish Church County Limerick, Ireland Recently, I received two inquiries about my connection to the Leahy family.  One was via an message and the other was though MyHeritage dna. The dna match is to a Leahy branch that settled in Cana...

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Veterans Day 2016 and A Life Well Lived!
Wanda and Gus 50th Anniversary Today is
Veteran’s Day and I salute all of my friends and family who have bravely served
our country.  I also want to especially
remember my father-in-law Gus Gulyban who died 6 November 2016, just five days
before his ninetie...

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Making Connections through Online Trees
On August 25, a private message popped up in my facebook feed and it was dated 12/09/2014! Where was it before and what triggered its appearance? The message was essentially that the author believed he was related my husband through the Heinrich Wilh...

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! Meet my 2nd Great-grandparents
Y our mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible!
music) is to: 1)  We each have 16 great-great grandparents.  How
did their birth and death years vary?  How long were their lifespans?
  2)  For this week, please list your 16 great-...

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! Family Tree Statistics
Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 1) My friend and colleague Linda Stufflebean posted  J UST FOR FUN – 4 X 6 = 24 FAMILY TREE QUESTIONS  on her blog this week, and I thought we could answer half...
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