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Alanna Fitzgerald
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Book Review: The Traverse City State Hospital Training School for Nurses
Author's Note: I am not receiving compensation for this review.   This is more of a book share rather than a review.  My dear friend, Virgina LeClaire authored the book The Traverse City State Hospital Training School for Nurses  published by the History Ce...

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Home sweet Home
Well gang, We've moved...and yes it snowed! Again.  I keep saying I will not move in the winter! HA!  But we're here in our cozy little house on Iris Lane.  :)  The kids and I love it!  The genealogy all made it here safely.  My great idea for my series of ...

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Moving day approaches and ROAGK!
Here in Michigan we're buried under a couple feet of snow!!!! And it's still coming down.  It's a good day to blog and I had to take some time today away from packing and update you all on my progress.  Moving day is very close at hand for me....Like this w...

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Good Bye Family Tree Maker?
Today I received an email from Ancestry.  They have announced that as of December 31, 2015 they will no longer be selling Family Tree Maker.  They are going to continue their efforts into the website. I find this interesting.  It must have been a hard decis...

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Moving with Genealogy
Hey all! Well big news on my horizon.  I'll be moving next month into a new house.  So one of my projects will be to pack up all my genealogy work and move it safely  to the new house.  Fortunately this move is going to be only across town and I don't have ...

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If these Items could talk!
Recently, I was with
my mom and dad at a local antique store where we spent a great deal of time
looking around. It's quite a large store we were at and I really enjoyed
looking at all the items the different vendors who have areas in the store have
for sal...

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New Trends in my Blog! AKA Confession of a Geneaholic is on You Tube!
So recently I had a
great idea for my blog. As we move into the next level of online communication
and blogging, I have decided video recordings. However I find that I cannot
upload video recordings teaching genealogy, after some thought I have created my
o...

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Random Acts has Returned!
When I say genealogy
happy dance what genealogist doesn't 
know that feeling? Recently I typed in
the website for the former website Random Acts
of Genealogy Kindness In my search engine, looking for some information
on the former website.. I wasn't expecti...

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Why we do it
Yesterday my 9 year-old asked me why I "do genealogy".  My immediate answer was a less than eloquent "because I like it".  Which satisfied my daughter's curiosity...at least for now, but what would I tell another adult who would likely required a more detai...

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Spelling Doesn't Count!!!
How many times were we told in school, growing up, and in our jobs that our spelling counts???  Our kids bring their spelling lists home proudly every week to show off their scores. But what about in historical records? Not so much... Why is there so much d...
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