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Mary Trogg
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Grandma, genealogist, gardener. Let's compare notes.
Grandma, genealogist, gardener. Let's compare notes.

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Bullet Journaling
Bullet Journals Thanks to Dear Myrtle’s excellent Wacky Wednesday-Bullet Journaling hangout with Tami Mize I’m jumping in. The older I get, the more I
find myself forgetting the little things or even worse, duplicating my
research. Not good. I decided to in...

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Memorial Day
Memorial Day 2016 It's Memorial Day again, the official beginning of summer.  But before we rush out to start the grill or head out on a camping trip we need to remember the defenders of our freedom.  My father was a B-26 pilot during World War II. He flew ...

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P is For Pribyl
P is for Josef Pribyl (1839-1911) Josef Pribyl is another brick wall of mine. His daughter Marie married John Benert #3 . He's not a brick wall in the real sense, just one I haven't pursued back to Bohemia. Josef was probably 39 years when he immigrated to ...

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O is For Ottilie Wilkowski Buending
O is for Ottilie Wilkowski (1850-1930) Sophia Etscheid Wilkowski (l) and Ottilie Wilkowski Buending (r). This is the only photo I have of Ottilie, date unknown. Ottilie Wilkowski was born Jan 13, 1850 in the village of Mrotschen in Prussia. When she was 5 y...

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N is for Nels P Nelson
N is for Nels P Nelson (1851-1831) Today's brick wall is brought to you by Nels Petr Nelson. Nels Nelson was my mother's grandfather. She was only able to tell me a bit about him since he died when she was only 10 years old. She knew his name and occupation...

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M is for The Mais Family
M is for the Mais family When I first caught the genealogy bug I asked my mother-in-law about her family. She had a few vague memories but she always came back to "Willie Mace." She remembered visiting him in Scranton, Pennsylvania when she was a child. But...

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L is for Lumery
L is for Lumery One of my brick walls.  Like this one, an outer wall of an Irish barn I photographed years ago.  I first learned about the Lumery family from notes my father, Ernie Wilkowski, made when he was studying the travel diary of a distant cousin. H...

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K is for Friedrich "Fred" Kuehl (1837-1928) I love old German church records. They are difficult to read and I usually can't read them entirely but what I find is sometimes golden. For example the entry for the death of Friedrich Kuehl. Fred Kuehl was the s...

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J is for Johan August Jansson (1843-1915) Swedish household examination books are a little goldmine for searching your Swedish ancestors. They contain birth, marriage, and sometimes death information and the comings and goings of the people. All you need to...

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I can't imagine trying to use up 3 pounds of strawberries. My grandson could make quick work of them but me and my husband? Not so much. No wonder you "jammed" them.
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