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Elsie's Receipt Book--The Heart of the Home
Good cooks have always collected recipes, or receipts as they were sometimes called. My mother-in-law's mother, Elizabeth Mary Stephens (Drapes) Churton, aka Elsie, was no exception. We recently uncovered a little journal, begun on 16 June 1918, eight month...
Good cooks have always collected recipes, or receipts as they were sometimes called. My mother-in-law's mother, Elizabeth Mary Stephens (Drapes) Churton, aka Elsie, was no exception. We recently uncovered a little journal, be...
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wonderful post - you are so lucky to have the handwritten gems - thanks for sharing

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I'll Warrant Not Much Has Changed
I sing in a chorus that rehearses in a church hall in Worcester, Mass. On my way into chorus rehearsal a few weeks ago I came across this notice on the door. I was struck by how little has changed since the earliest days in Central Massachusetts when it was...
I sing in a chorus that rehearses in a church hall in Worcester, Mass. On my way into chorus rehearsal a few weeks ago I came across this notice on the door. I was struck by how little has changed since the earliest days in C...
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Garrald Fitzgerald, Goldsmith
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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Brian Robert Rowland Kimmitt, RIP Dear Father-in-Law
I am completely saddened to say that my much loved father-in-law, Brian, passed away four days ago. Being a genealogist, one of my first concerns was to pull together his death notice and obituary. People often use the term obituary to refer to a death noti...
I am completely saddened to say that my much loved father-in-law, Brian, passed away four days ago. Being a genealogist, one of my first concerns was to pull together his death notice and obituary. People often use the term o...
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Google+ is so sensible compared to FB. Refreshing, aaaahhhhh.
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"Colored Citizens of Worcester" Honor Roll, World War II
Worcester professor Thomas Doughton recently brought my attention to the fact that this "Colored Citizens" of Worcester [Massachusetts] Honor Roll from World War II is currently missing. It was installed outside the AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Zion Ch...
Worcester professor Thomas Doughton recently brought my attention to the fact that this "Colored Citizens" of Worcester [Massachusetts] Honor Roll from World War II is currently missing. It was installed outside the AME (Afri...
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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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i will be a loyalist
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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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