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Sheri Fenley
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It's hard to convince people these days that one lonely person can budge the vast stone wheel of apathy. The truth, though, is the same...
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Unusual Records of Death - Mourning Paintings
Mourning paintings took many forms, including watercolor on paper, silk, or ivory, and needlework of silk, cotton, or wool threads on a linen ground.  They were the tedious and exemplary work of schoolgirls, completed both as an academic exercise and as a r...
Mourning paintings took many forms, including watercolor on paper, silk, or ivory, and needlework of silk, cotton, or wool threads on a linen ground.  They were the tedious and exemplary work of schoolgirls, completed both as...
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An update to an earlier blog post regarding the status of citizenship of my 2nd great grandmother.  Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist, responded to my questions!
UPDATE:  Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist, was kind enough to answer my questions regarding the status of Elizabeth Hobrock Borgstadter's citizenship.  Scroll down and read her comments.  Thank you Judy! I recently wrote a...
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Can you imagine what would happen in today's world? But know I can't imagine how helpless/hopeless she would have felt at that moment. 
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There are so many opportunities for genealogists to get recognized for their hard work, in some cases cash prizes are on the line. Time is running for submissions to some of the organizations.  And for a few the deadline ...
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As usual, I come across these jackpots of great information whilst clicking away aimlessly looking for I know not what. The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History has a collection of Santa Cruz County Records from 1850 to the...
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The Wedding Veil - A Christmas Wish Comes True!
Yes, the image above is exactly what you think it is.  The long sought after photo of Jeanette Augusta Meier on her wedding day wearing the veil that 48 brides in my sister-in-law's family wore on their wedding day.  My SIL and her mother had created a very...
Yes, the image above is exactly what you think it is.  The long sought after photo of Jeanette Augusta Meier on her wedding day wearing the veil that 48 brides in my sister-in-law's family wore on their wedding day.  My SIL a...
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The Urban Dictionary defines ear candy as "sounds that elicit a pleasurable response from the listener." For most genealogists, these sounds are podcasts that teach us about everything genealogy.  Colder weather keeps us ...
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Thanks!! I can never get enough podcasts! :) 
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The people over at Crestleaf are having a Scavenger Hunt using surnames found on their website.  The prize for the most creative is $250!  Here is my entry: On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: A Pa...
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What A Great Afternoon!
Genealogists from the Northern California APG Chapter had cause to celebrate.  The San Francisco Giants were rewarded with a parade in San Francisco today for winning the World Series.  We had a Major League player from the g...
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Envy.  Sigh.  Sounds like so much fun and learning along the way. 
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"Great Register" is simply the California name for voter registration records. It probably comes from the fact that the old registration books were huge and very heavy. The pages in the book are arranged alphabetically with e...
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My sister-in-law is helping her mother with a very special project. They are creating a scrapbook of 48 women in their family who have worn the same wedding veil in each of their weddings.  The scrapbook will accompany the ve...
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