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John D. Tew
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Saturday Serendipity (September 24, 2016)
After another brief hiatus ,   Saturday Serendipity   returns this week with the following recommended items of interest . . . 1.   If you have not seen the series by James Tanner of Genealogy's Star blog, "Using Smart Technology to Jump-Start Your Genealog...
After another brief hiatus, Saturday Serendipity returns this week with the following recommended items of interest . . . 1. If you have not seen the series by James Tanner of Genealogy's Star blog, "Using Smart Technol...
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Saturday Serendipity (September 3, 2016)
Saturday Serendipity is posted this week from the beautiful coast of Maine with the items of interest following some Maine views. 1.   UpFront With NGS posted again about the important issue of privacy vs. access and this time provides a link to the Power P...
Saturday Serendipity is posted this week from the beautiful coast of Maine with the items of interest following some Maine views. 1. UpFront With NGS posted again about the important issue of privacy vs. a...
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Saturday Serendipity (August 27, 2016)
After another brief hiatus ,   Saturday Serendipity   returns this week with the following recommended items of interest . . . 1.  On August 25th, Diane Boumenot of One Rhode Island Family blog posted her next to last entry in her must read series " 8 Weeks...
After another brief hiatus, Saturday Serendipity returns this week with the following recommended items of interest . . . 1. On August 25th, Diane Boumenot of One Rhode Island Family blog posted her next to last entry in...
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Saturday Serendipity (August 13, 2016)
After a brief hiatus for our annual Adirondacks vacation, Saturday Serendipity returns this week with the following recommended items of interest . . . Adirondack Sunset No. 1 Adirondack Sunset No. 2 1.   UpFront With NGS blog posted about the 2016 Family T...
After a brief hiatus for our annual Adirondacks vacation, Saturday Serendipity returns this week with the following recommended items of interest . . . Adirondack Sunset No. 1 Adirondack Sunset No. 2 1. UpFront With NG...
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Saturday Serendipity (July 23, 2016)
After a week off to visit to our 20-month old granddaughter and my parents, here are a few recommended items of interest from the last couple of weeks . . . 1.  Having engaged in a family Bible search myself, and discovered a 4th cousin along the way, I fou...
After a week off to visit to our 20-month old granddaughter and my parents, here are a few recommended items of interest from the last couple of weeks . . . 1. Having engaged in a family Bible search myself, and discovered a...
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Saturday Serendipity (July 9, 2016)
Here are a few recommended items of interest for your reading pleasure . . . 1.  If you know you had ancestors or relatives in Portland, Maine in early July 1866 (or think you might have), then you should read an article The Weekly Genealogist of NEHGS link...
Here are a few recommended items of interest for your reading pleasure . . . 1. If you know you had ancestors or relatives in Portland, Maine in early July 1866 (or think you might have), then you should read an article The ...
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40 Years Later -- A Genealogy Factoid For My Descendants (September 23, 2016)
Since this blog is as much a family history as it is a blog focused on more generic genealogy matters, and since the blog is gradually being reproduced in book form for my sons and other descendants,  I often include posts that are more personal history tha...
Since this blog is as much a family history as it is a blog focused on more generic genealogy matters, and since the blog is gradually being reproduced in book form for my sons and other descendants, I often include posts th...
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The Beautiful Garden of Prayer by Eleanor Allen Schroll (August 31, 2016)
I recently came across the above photograph of my father when he was about two or three years old.  The woman in the photo was completely unknown to me until I found other photographs (and another version of this one) that were captioned by my paternal gran...
I recently came across the above photograph of my father when he was about two or three years old. The woman in the photo was completely unknown to me until I found other photographs (and another version of this one) that we...
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Rhode Island Historical Cemetery, Cumberland 3 (August 26, 2016) -- Part V
Ater 1941, the records for Cumberland Cemetery go silent until 1947 when Everett S. Carpenter received an inquiry from a woman in Wisconsin about any record of a George Lapham being buried in the cemetery sometime between 1828 and 1860. The typed inquiry le...
Ater 1941, the records for Cumberland Cemetery go silent until 1947 when Everett S. Carpenter received an inquiry from a woman in Wisconsin about any record of a George Lapham being buried in the cemetery sometime between 182...
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Rhode Island Historical Cemetery, Cumberland 3 (July 25, 2016) -- Part IV
As the previously presented and transcribed minutes of the Board of Trustees for Cumberland Cemetery show (see Part II of this series), after the minutes of May 20, 1912  there are no business records for the Cemetery until June 29, 1939.  It appears that v...
As the previously presented and transcribed minutes of the Board of Trustees for Cumberland Cemetery show (see Part II of this series), after the minutes of May 20, 1912 there are no business records for the Cemetery until J...
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The Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing (Class of 1947)
My mother is a graduate of the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing.  She graduated in 1947 and was a member of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps before it was disbanded in 1948.  The Cadet Nurse Corps was established by Congress in June 1943 and was s...
My mother is a graduate of the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing. She graduated in 1947 and was a member of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps before it was disbanded in 1948. The Cadet Nurse Corps was established by...
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Friday Fotos -- A Poignant 4th of July Photograph (July 8, 2016)
Just a few days after the celebration of Independence Day 2016, the photograph above was discovered among a collection of family photos and snapshots neatly stuffed into shoebox-sized boxes. The photo instantly transported me back to the 4th of July holiday...
Just a few days after the celebration of Independence Day 2016, the photograph above was discovered among a collection of family photos and snapshots neatly stuffed into shoebox-sized boxes. The photo instantly transported me...
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Introduction
I am a New Englander by birth and at heart -- although I have lived in Virginia since 1980.  I was born in Providence, Rhode Island.  At various times I have lived in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Colorado and the District of Columbia.  My family on both my mother's side and my father's side has its roots in New England (Massachusetts and Rhode Island) in the early 1600s.  My present genealogy interests are the Tew, Carpenter, Cooke, Freeman, Hasselbaum, O'Kane, Jeffs, Winkler and Edgar families among others.  I have been dabbling with genealogy research off and on for over 30 years.  I am a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants; Virginia Mayflower Society; the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (Rhode Island Society); the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America; the New England Historic Genealogical Society; the Rhode Island Genealogical Society; and the National Genealogical Society.    
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