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Photo album likely belonging to Cyrene Ann Hubbard (1837-1872). Daughter of Huldah Grow and Newell A. Hubbard born in Ridgeway, Orleans, New York. Married John Hurlbut V (1832-1915), son of John Hurlbut IV and Elizabeth Post. Cyrene died in Adrian, MI and some photos were likely added after her death. I believe the individuals in these photos are primarily members of the Hubbard family, though some are Hurlbuts, friends and neighbors. I will post front and back scans of individual photos in a separate album. 
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I know it's late, but happy Sports Center Saturday!
Ken getting a precocious start on his lawn game skills It's late for a Saturday blogging prompt, but it's still officially Saturday! My thought on genealogy blogging is to work from the inside out, so the first person I t...

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Entrusted to me yesterday by my dad's cousins: My great-grandfather's WWI dog tag--to the Russian Front with the Polar Bear Brigade and back.
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I certainly do. I am also being given responsibility for his original letters home after one of the cousins transcribes them. I suggested donating them to the Polar Bear Archives at University of Michigan's Bentley Library. None of us really have the proper archival conditions for them. 

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Observation during movie night with my 11 and 7-year olds: When you're a kid, the best parts of the Wizard of Oz are in color. When you're an adult, they're in black and white.
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Yes, I can see how something could be lost in those transition years between "technicolor" film and home tv. Also--thinking during the first scarecrow scene of reading a dance historian who asserted that comic dance was every bit as hard--if not harder-to pull off successfully as classical dance.

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Why is it so much easier to read blogs than actually call 90-year-old Uncle Bill in Alabama?

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Funeral Card Friday: Elizabeth Stoner Ellsworth of Humberstone, Ontario #funeralcardfriday  
It's Saturday, but I had the idea  on Friday, so this is still my Funeral Card Friday post. This lovely funeral card commemorates the passing of my 4th great-grandmother Elizabeth Stoner Ellsworth. Elizabeth was born into a Mennonite family on 22 Jan...
I know it's Saturday, but I had the idea on Friday, so this is still my Funeral Card Friday post. This lovely funeral card commemorates the passing of my 4th great-grandmother Elizabeth Stoner Ellsworth. Elizabeth was b...

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Newspaper account of ancestor's accident gives so much nice detail to round out a life with more than names and dates. 
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Thank you, Barbara!

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I scanned this from my great-grandfather's slide collection last night. Clearly he was going for something a little nontraditional. I think it's lovely. Taken somewhere in Lenawee County, Michigan.

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Congrats to Mary Schmich on being awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary! While I don't always agree with her, I have always admired her writing. She deserves it. Check out some of her columns with the link below.
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I found this treasure in the archive I inherited from my grandmother. My great-great grandparents' 1890 wedding announcement included a list of gifts and who gave them. No social pressure there, right? Woe to the lowly guest who just gave a salad fork!

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This is a wonderful photo! I love finding photos of our relatives when they were playful.
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