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Donna Peterson
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Attended I went to Mount St Mary Academy in St Charles, IL
Lived in Elmhurst, IL, Elburn and Kaneville, IL, Naples, FL, Cibolo, TX
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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-...
Your 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...
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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...
Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 1) My friend and colleague Linda Stufflebean posted JUST FOR FUN – 4 X 6 = 24 FAMILY TREE QUESTIONS on her blog this week, and ...
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Cousin Bait Wins Again!
I have been working on re-doing my family tree as part of the 2016 Genealogy Do-Over and in the past week I entered the Baptism records of 29 children that were born between 1820 and 1834 in the tiny village of Oberselters, Hessen-Nassau, Germany.  The six ...
I have been working on re-doing my family tree as part of the 2016 Genealogy Do-Over and in the past week I entered the Baptism records of 29 children that were born between 1820 and 1834 in the tiny village of Oberselters, H...
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Serendipity Times Two - Unexpected Finds!
Thing you find on the way to somewhere else!  I am taking the "Family History Writing Challenge" from Lynn Palermo and decided to write the story of my Great-Great-Grandmother Catherine Caspary and her decision to immigrate to the United States in 1856. Cat...
Thing you find on the way to somewhere else! I am taking the "Family History Writing Challenge" from Lynn Palermo and decided to write the story of my Great-Great-Grandmother Catherine Caspary and her decision to immigrate t...
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Roots Rech 2016 and the Challenge issued
Today was the opening day of Roots Tech 2016 and I watched the opening keynote session.  The common theme for all the speakers was story telling.  The speakers were all inspiring and made me realize just how important the stories are to those living now.  A...
Today was the opening day of Roots Tech 2016 and I watched the opening keynote session. The common theme for all the speakers was story telling. The speakers were all inspiring and made me realize just how important the sto...
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2016 Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Two Degrees of Separation Calling all Genea-Musings Fans:   It's  Saturday Night  again -  time for some more  Genealogy Fun!! Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Im...
SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2016 Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Two Degrees of Separation Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: It's Saturday Night again - time for some more Genealogy Fun!! Here is your assignm...
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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...
Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 1) My friend and colleague Linda Stufflebean posted JUST FOR FUN – 4 X 6 = 24 FAMILY TREE QUESTIONS on her blog this week, and ...
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World Thinking Day and My Scouting Life
You can sell a lot of cookies to hungry high schoolers! Today February 22, 2016 is World Thinking Day celebrated by Scouts and Scouters around the world to commorate the joint birthday of Lord and Lady Baden Powell the founders of the Scouting movement. My ...
You can sell a lot of cookies to hungry high schoolers! Today February 22, 2016 is World Thinking Day celebrated by Scouts and Scouters around the world to commorate the joint birthday of Lord and Lady Baden Powell the founde...
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Serendipity Times Two - Unexpected Finds!
Things you find on the way to somewhere else!  I am taking the "Family History Writing Challenge" from Lynn Palermo and decided to write the story of my Great-Great-Grandmother Catherine Caspary and her decision to immigrate to the United States in 1856. Ca...
Things you find on the way to somewhere else! I am taking the "Family History Writing Challenge" from Lynn Palermo and decided to write the story of my Great-Great-Grandmother Catherine Caspary and her decision to immigrate ...
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Roots Tech 2016 and the Challenge issued
Today was the opening day of Roots Tech 2016 and I watched the opening keynote session.  The common theme for all the speakers was story telling.  The speakers were all inspiring and made me realize just how important the stories are to those living now.  A...
Today was the opening day of Roots Tech 2016 and I watched the opening keynote session. The common theme for all the speakers was story telling. The speakers were all inspiring and made me realize just how important the sto...
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The 10 Day Blog Makeover Challenge - The Last Day
Today is the last day and what have I done?  I selected a new color pallette for the blog after reviewing hundreds of color combinations.  I really had to think about the viewpoint I wanted the blog to imply.  I think that I achieved the look I wanted excep...
Today is the last day and what have I done? I selected a new color pallette for the blog after reviewing hundreds of color combinations. I really had to think about the viewpoint I wanted the blog to imply. I think that I ...
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The Genealogy Do Over 2016 - Sorting Saturday
I have signed up for Lynn Palermo's  Family History Writing Challenge during February.  The concept is "One Month to a First Draft".  As I was trying to decide who to focus on, I thought that I would choose my Great-great-grandfather who emigrated from Germ...
I have signed up for Lynn Palermo's Family History Writing Challenge during February. The concept is "One Month to a First Draft". As I was trying to decide who to focus on, I thought that I would choose my Great-great-gran...
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I love solving the mysteries of genealogy.
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I grew up in the Midwest and moved to Florida when my husband retired.  I began my genealogy pursuits there and now I continue them from Texas.
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I have 2 wonderful children and 3 super grands!
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