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In April of 1979 on a twenty hour train journey from Rome to London I met a chatty but cordial gentleman from Rainham, Kent. Amongst many, many other things, he told me that he was a coin collector. He had a metal detector and spent his time scanning dried ...
In April of 1979 on a twenty hour train journey from Rome to London I met a chatty but cordial gentleman from Rainham, Kent. Amongst many, many other things, he told me that he was a coin collector. He had a metal detector an...
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The last fighting Tommy Pte. Henry John Patch (Harry) C Company 7th D.C.L.I. [Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry] 17th June 1898-25th July 2009 Age 111 Fought in the battle of Passchendaele During the 1914-1918 war Freeman of the City of Wells also represent...
The last fighting Tommy Pte. Henry John Patch (Harry) C Company 7th D.C.L.I. [Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry] 17th June 1898-25th July 2009 Age 111 Fought in the battle of Passchendaele During the 1914-1918 war Free...
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Genstock 2015: On Being An Early Adapter
Yesterday was the final day of Genstock 2015, a three-day retreat for professional genealogists. Genstock was the brainchild of Billie Fogarty and Matthew McCormack who managed to bring to fruition a dreamy vision first conjured up 18 months ago after years...
Yesterday was the final day of Genstock 2015, a three-day retreat for professional genealogists. Genstock was the brainchild of Billie Fogarty and Matthew McCormack who managed to bring to fruition a dreamy vision first conju...
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Week #10 of 52 Ancestors: Arthur Howland--"Close, But No Cigar"
Mayflower II at dock in Plymouth, Summer 2014 © Polly Kimmitt A quarter of all Americans believe they are descended from a Mayflower passenger. In 1999, the Historian General of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants estimated that there were 35 milli...
Mayflower II at dock in Plymouth, Summer 2014 © Polly Kimmitt A quarter of all Americans believe they are descended from a Mayflower passenger. In 1999, the Historian General of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants es...
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Week #8 of 52 Ancestors: Vernetta Gertrude (Jones) Barnes
Vernetta Gertrude (Jones) Barnes 13 June 1892 to 1 August 1962 (Not sure when this was taken, perhaps 1946?) I'm so far behind that I must whip out three of these blog posts asap! So forgive me if I merely skim over what I know about my mother's mother, Ver...
Vernetta Gertrude (Jones) Barnes 13 June 1892 to 1 August 1962 (Not sure when this was taken, perhaps 1946?) I'm so far behind that I must whip out three of these blog posts asap! So forgive me if I merely skim over what I kn...
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Week #5 of 52 Ancestors: Samuel Cox of Beaminster, Dorset, England
I'm working in Salt Lake City at the Family History Library for ten days. In recent years, the way we research has changed considerably, and it will continue to change. Today when I search the library catalog I'm just as likely to find the records I seek on...
I'm working in Salt Lake City at the Family History Library for ten days. In recent years, the way we research has changed considerably, and it will continue to change. Today when I search the library catalog I'm just as like...
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Where Were You the Day JFK Was Shot?
"JFK limousine" by Walt Cisco, Dallas Morning News - JFK-Motorcadee.gif, Penn Jones Photographs. Baylor University Collections of Political Materials. Waco, Texas.. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons It's strange to think that when John FitzGerald Ken...
"JFK limousine" by Walt Cisco, Dallas Morning News - JFK-Motorcadee.gif, Penn Jones Photographs. Baylor University Collections of Political Materials. Waco, Texas.. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons It's strange to thi...
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Would You Be Loyalist or a Patriot?
Sudbury Company Of Militia, Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, photo by Tina Clegg, 2007. H ave you ever stopped to wonder which side you would have chosen during the Revolutionary War? Would you have been a Whig (Rebel /Patriot) or a Tory (...
Sudbury Company Of Militia, Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, photo by Tina Clegg, 2007. Have you ever stopped to wonder which side you would have chosen during the Revolutionary War? Would you have been a Wh...
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Week #11 of 52 Ancestors: James Cudworth, A most Prominent and Good Man
Much has already been written about one of my all-time favorite ancestors: James Cudworth. It was during my first forays into genealogy, reading Samuel Deane's  History of Scituate,  that I first read of Cudworth and his defiant stance, and kind of fell in ...
Much has already been written about one of my all-time favorite ancestors: James Cudworth. It was during my first forays into genealogy, reading Samuel Deane's History of Scituate, that I first read of Cudworth and his defian...
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Just what everyone hopes for - transformative ancestors
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Week #9 of 52 Ancestors: Annie Josephine (O'Sullivan) FitzGerald
Anne Josephine (O'Sullivan) FitzGerald 18 December 1869 to 2 August 1949 I never met my paternal grandmother Annie, since she died before I was born, My father was not one to talk much about his family and I was such an oblivious child that it took me a lon...
Anne Josephine (O'Sullivan) FitzGerald 18 December 1869 to 2 August 1949 I never met my paternal grandmother Annie, since she died before I was born, My father was not one to talk much about his family and I was such an obliv...
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Week #7 of 52 Ancestors: Brick Wall Woman Hannah Woodman (ca. 1775-ca 1821) of Durham, NH
My lovely fan chart stops dead at 4th g-grandparents Hannah Woodman and husband William Jackson. It's quite unsightly. Hannah has been the most distant ancestor in her line on my charts since I inherited my mother's genealogical research. How Not to Researc...
My lovely fan chart stops dead at 4th g-grandparents Hannah Woodman and husband William Jackson. It's quite unsightly. Hannah has been the most distant ancestor in her line on my charts since I inherited my mother's genealogi...
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Rev. Robert Fitzgerald Meredith of Dicksgrove, Co. Kerry: #4 of 52 Ancestors
I'm finding it nearly impossible to write about some of my favorite ancestors simply because I have too much information on them for one little blog post. So just be aware, family members reading this, that there is more information! And genealogists, there...
I'm finding it nearly impossible to write about some of my favorite ancestors simply because I have too much information on them for one little blog post. So just be aware, family members reading this, that there is more info...
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Linda, thanks. You caught a typo! Fixed!
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