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52 Ancestors, Week 5: in The Census
I'm playing catch up with the 52 Ancestors challenge. It's funny how quickly you can get behind. The prompt word for week number five is "In The Census". I thought about what was the most interesting discovery that I've made using the census records. I deci...
52 Ancestors, Week 5: in The Census
52 Ancestors, Week 5: in The Census
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52 Ancestors, Week 4: Invite to Dinner
I'm a bit behind on the 52 Ancestors challenge so it's week four for me. Week four's prompt is invite to Dinner. Just the thought of inviting one of my ancestor's to dinner was exciting! I sat at the kitchen table, cup of coffee in hand and imagined what an...
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52 Ancestors, Week 3: I Remember Grandma
Week three of the 52 ancestors challenge is about Longevity. I thought that I would share my maternal grandmother, Margret Doyle James. She was the longest living person in my family. Grandma lived to be 94 years old, outliving all of her siblings. Grandma ...
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52 Ancestors Week 2, Favorite Photo: Peter Lee Doyle
Great-Grandpa Peter Lee Doyle with his daughter, Rose Week 2 of the 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks challenge is to choose a favorite photo. This was a bit challenging for me since there are so many great photos that I love. I chose to share this photo of my mater...
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"52 Ancestors" START: Martha Brown
I am excited to participate in Amy Johnson Crow's "52 Ancestors in 52 weeks"  I think that it is a great idea. The challenge is to talk about an ancestor each week based off a prompt word. I decided to talk about mt start in Genealogy. Week 1: START        ...
"52 Ancestors" START: Martha Brown
"52 Ancestors" START: Martha Brown
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Who Was Uncle Johnny?
John Wesley Carr I remember my mother talking about Uncle Johnny. He was a Chauffeur, had loads of money, and always bought her a big can of baked beans each time he came to visit. The part about the baked beans always made me laugh..I told my mother how od...
Who Was Uncle Johnny?
Who Was Uncle Johnny?
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My Mother: Living Outside The Box
My mother, Gloria J. Bannarn When I think of my mother. I can still see her smile and I can hear her voice. I remember her hair, how soft it was, I remember the way she smelled, always nice. I remember our wonderful conversations about everything from A to ...
My Mother: Living Outside The Box
My Mother: Living Outside The Box
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1430 Dixon Street
I remember my Grandmother, Margaret, telling me the story of her family's home that caught on fire when she was a little girl. This story, like all the others,  she told over and over again. She didn't have every detail, however, she knew for sure that the ...
1430 Dixon Street
1430 Dixon Street
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The Memories That Take Me Back Home
Me at Forth Baptist Church 1968 I found this picture of me as my mother and I were going through some of her old photos..Sunday school. It brought back a lot of great memories. I remember that dress. It was different shades of pink..I must of been 5 or 6 ye...
The Memories That Take Me Back Home
The Memories That Take Me Back Home
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The Day That Papa Died: Who's At The Door?
It's been five years since grandma passed away and I miss her so. Of all the many things that I miss about her, I think I miss our talks at the kitchen table the most. The kitchen table..it was small and round and had a drop leaf on each side that made it b...
The Day That Papa Died: Who's At The Door?
The Day That Papa Died: Who's At The Door?
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