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Melisa S. Limanowski
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I'm a genea with a day job.
I'm a genea with a day job.

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I'm Sailing Away...
Well, not really. Not really sailing, anyway. The time has come to say farewell to Blogger. It's been real. We've had some laughs. But I'm moving on. If you need me, I'll be just a stone's throw away at thehungrygenealogist.com . The plan is generally the s...

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Whiskey Brothers
A good chunk of my waking hours are spent attempting to make genealogy relevant to people. More and more I attempt to steer my clients away from just finding names to fill up their family tree. Instead, I want to help them find the stories behind those name...

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How Lucky...
Three years ago, on a foggy, damp, mid-afternoon, I married the most wonderful man.  I remember how happy I was to become your wife, but I had no idea how lucky. I tear up a little while writing this, because my love for you has turned me into one giant mus...

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The Minnesota State Fair
Yes, this post is happening four weeks after Labor Day. The truth of the matter is that things have gotten really busy and I have had a hard time keeping up. That is life. But here I am, trying to report on my and Alex's quick Labor Day weekend trip to Minn...

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July 24, 1915: The Eastland Disaster
(Courtesy of imgur ) The man above is Chicago fireman Leonard E. Olson. In his arms, he holds the body of a young child who drowned in the Eastland Disaster. I had certainly seen this photo before, of a hero firefighter with a look of anguish on his face. W...

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Do Division
So, since June is here, I guess it's officially festival season in Chicago. I know that I just wrote about a festival on Monday, but we ended up at that one purely due to proximity. The one I bring you today is one that we actually sought out. Took two buse...

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Maifest
Saturday afternoon, we had brunch at Fork wit h an old friend, and fellow Hoosier, Christian. Christian and I grew up in the same small town, he dreaming of being president, me dreaming of being Queen. We didn't hang out much in high school, or we probably ...

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The Food That Fuels: Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake
Let's be honest about how these shortcakes got their start. It was an early one, say around 3:30 in the morning.  My body and my mind were awake. Who knows why. I laid in bed a while, trying to force sleep, but it was useless, so I started shuffling around ...

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Bye, M.
Last Wednesday was the last night of tutoring for the school year. It was bittersweet. Sure, I'll have my Wednesday nights back to myself now, but I will miss that little girl. Before the going away party, we had some time to do work. She really wanted to s...
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