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John D. Tew
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Saturday Serendipity (February 25, 2017)
Here are a few recommended reads for this weekend. 1.  Janine Adams of Organize Your Family History blog posted some important advice to keep in mind.  Read "Take another look at your documents" here .        2.  Knowing history is important; it has a lot t...

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The Adirondacks Again -- Winter Carnival 2017
Our trek on a snowshoe trail. A meadow brook crossing on the snowshoe trail. I have posted here several times about the special place the Adirondacks have in the hearts and minds of our family. We have been visiting the Adirondacks for over 40 years!  While...

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Celebrating the World Scouting Movement, B-P Day, Founders' Day, and World Thinking Day (February 22, 2017)
        (L to R) Peter Baden-Powell; Robert S.S. Baden-Powell; Heather Baden-Powell; and Olave Baden-Powell (1923) The following is a reprise of a post first published on February 22, 2014 . Since that post was published, the Boy Scouts of America have made...

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Saturday Serendipity (February 18, 2017)
Here are a few recommended reads for this weekend. 1.  The big news out of RootsTech 2017 is that Old News USA is new, non-fake news!   Old News USA won top honors in the "Innovator Showdown. " Old News USA is an app that allows users to search for and disc...

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Saturday Serendipity (February 11, 2017)
Here are a few recommended reads for this weekend. 1.  In the second installment in her series, "How They Do It," Janine Adams of Organize Your Family History blog interviews Denise May Levenick of The Family Curator blog. You can read the interview here . ...

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Saturday Serendipity (February 4, 2017)
Here are a few recommended reads for this weekend. 1.   The Weekly Genealogist of NEHGS cited to an interesting article about what today we would call techniques to avoid "body shaming."  The piece focuses on what famous people in the Victorian era did to h...

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Experiencing History
The very crowded Federal Center SW station at dawn on the morning of January 21, 2017.  There are few times and events that one can say with near certainty will be considered historic in the years, decades, and perhaps centuries to come. Since this blog is ...

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Saturday Serendipity (January 28, 2017)
After missing a Saturday Serendipity posting last week due to a very early departure to participate in the Women's March on the Mall in D.C., here are a few recommended reads for this weekend. 1.   Up Front With NGS blog had two posts of interest this week....

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Saturday Serendipity (January 14, 2017)
Here are a few recommended reads for over the weekend. 1.  For those with roots in Ireland, The Weekly Genealogist of NEHGS brings to our attention a new database of 250,000 births, marriages, and deaths in indexes hosted online by the Irish Genealogical Re...

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Saturday Serendipity (January 7, 2017)
Here are a few recommended reads for over the weekend. 1.  Diane Boumenot's most recent post on One Rhode Island Family  will certainly be of interest to anyone with roots in Rhode Island around the turn of the last century; but it is also a great reminder ...
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