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Mikey Barresi
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father. husband. history. genealogy. tech
father. husband. history. genealogy. tech

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Updated blog post regarding George Huff & #UlyssesSGrant's funeral procession. #genealogy

Yesterday I wrote about the possible involvement of my 2nd great grandfather, George W. Huff and the famous Ulysses S. Grant funeral procession. At the end of the blog post I asked the question if he played taps at the internment. I researched this a bit…
Continuation
Continuation
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New blog post on a small piece of American history. #genealogy #Huff #USArmy #USHistory

In June of 1885, former President and Civil War Hero, Ulysses S. Grant, retreated to Mt. McGregor in the Adirondacks to fight his last fight. Battling throat cancer, Grant weakened considerably in the last few weeks, he was still able to write his memoirs…
When a Hero Dies
When a Hero Dies
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New blog post about Little Italy in Saugus, MA #Genealogy #ItalianAmerican #

Bristow Street in Saugus, MA runs parallel to Lincoln Ave. and Eastern Ave., nestled in a fairly secluded area that used to be called Little Italy by its residents. Nowadays, Bristow Street may no longer be considered Little Italy as the Italians have…
Little Italy and Missed Connections
Little Italy and Missed Connections
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blog post on the Value of Civil War Pension Records. #CivilWar #Genealogy #ReclamationProject

On March 8, 1861, in a little town 60 miles outside of Chicago, the only son of William Huff and Levina Foulk was born. Named after the first president of the United States, George Washington Huff’s early life was forever influenced by the American Civil…
The Value of Civil War Pension Records
The Value of Civil War Pension Records
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I called my paternal grandfather, Papa, and my maternal grandfather, Pop. I know my mom called her grandfathers, Pa Driscoll and Pop Fields, so once again, fairly easy for us English speakers and very common. My father called his maternal grandfather,…
What’s in a name?
What’s in a name?
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What do you call it when you have nostalgia for a time and place that you have never been? Blood Memory. This is when the traditions and culture of your family and relatives is imprinted in your DNA…it’s in your blood.  Or so they say. I’ve been thinking…
Blood Memory
Blood Memory
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Researching dit Names
Up until a few years ago, I had no idea what a dit name was. However, if you are researching French-Canadian families, then you will quickly begin seeing these elongated names. The first one I came across was my infamous 7x great grandfather, Nicolas Joseph...
Researching dit Names
Researching dit Names
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Part-time P.I.
Part-time P.I.
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Part-time P.I.
I like to think of myself as a part-time private investigator. I spend hours researching and digging in to people's lives. It just so hap...
Part-time P.I.
Part-time P.I.
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