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Saturday Serendipity (July 18, 2015)
The following are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this weekend.   1.  If you have New England roots (especially in Vermont), then you should check out the new additions to the early Vermont settlers 1784 database by Scott Andrew Bar...
The following are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this weekend.  1.  If you have New England roots (especially in Vermont), then you should check out the new additions to the early Vermont settlers ...
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Saturday Serendipity (July 11, 2015)
The following are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this weekend.   1.  Thanks to a link provided by NEHGS in The Weekly Genealogist , you can learn about the real life inspiration for "Uncle Sam" and the search for his descendants by...
The following are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this weekend.  1.  Thanks to a link provided by NEHGS in The Weekly Genealogist, you can learn about the real life inspiration for "Uncle Sam" and t...
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Travel Thursday (July 9, 2015) -- Northville-Placid Trail Part 13 [AFTERWORD]
After following these trail markers for almost ten days and about 125 miles, Jonathan and I arrived at the trail's end at Lake Placid.  We were picked up by the family and had a victory party back at the camp that evening.  The next day was spent drying out...
After following these trail markers for almost ten days and about 125 miles, Jonathan and I arrived at the trail's end at Lake Placid.  We were picked up by the family and had a victory party back at the camp that evening.  T...
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Travel Thursday (April 2, 2015) -- Northville-Placid Trail Part 12
Day 10, Tuesday, August 18 Up at 6:15 & after getting packs & bear bag down and re-packed we are ready to go on to Averyville Rd. & the completion of the N-LP Trail! Breakfast will be the last of the pop tarts, last of the lemonade, & some granola bars. It ...
Day 10, Tuesday, August 18 Up at 6:15 & after getting packs & bear bag down and re-packed we are ready to go on to Averyville Rd. & the completion of the N-LP Trail! Breakfast will be the last of the pop tarts, last of th...
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Travel Thursday (March 19, 2015) -- Northville-Placid Trail Part 10
                 Day 8, Sunday, August 16 Up at 6:00 AM on a grey but mild morning. None of the six others in camp are up yet so we are being as quiet as possible. We'll have a trail breakfast of pop tarts, granola bars & lemonade. On the trail to Long Lake...
                 Day 8, Sunday, August 16 Up at 6:00 AM on a grey but mild morning. None of the six others in camp are up yet so we are being as quiet as possible. We'll have a trail breakfast of pop tarts, granola...
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Grand or Great? What ARE The Siblings Of Your Grandfather Properly Called?
When I was growing up, I had several "aunts." There was my father's sister Priscilla -- my Aunt Priscilla. My mother had a younger sister -- my Auntie Lois -- who was referred to using the informal, diminutive form of aunt to distinguish her from my materna...
When I was growing up, I had several "aunts." There was my father's sister Priscilla -- my Aunt Priscilla. My mother had a younger sister -- my Auntie Lois -- who was referred to using the informal, diminutive form of aunt to...
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Friday Fotos (july 17, 2015) -- Esquire Miller's Reward of Merit
Esquire (or Asquare) Miller (1813 - 1841) was the younger brother of my 3x great grandfather, Eber Miller (1805 - 1877).  The Millers owned and lived at 551 High Street in Cumberland, Rhode Island. Esquire's "Reward of Merit," pictured above, is an example ...
Esquire (or Asquare) Miller (1813 - 1841) was the younger brother of my 3x great grandfather, Eber Miller (1805 - 1877).  The Millers owned and lived at 551 High Street in Cumberland, Rhode Island. Esquire's "Reward of Mer...
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Another Gift From A VERY Kind Cousin -- Friday Fotos (July 10, 2015)
One of the wonderful things about doing genealogy and blogging is the likelihood that one will find previously unknown relatives.  In a little over three years of blogging, I have probably found and had communication with a handful of distant cousins of one...
One of the wonderful things about doing genealogy and blogging is the likelihood that one will find previously unknown relatives.  In a little over three years of blogging, I have probably found and had communication with a h...
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Saturday Serendipity (July 4, 2015) -- I'm Back!
On March 7th, I posted the following introduction to my weekly round-up of genealogy-related blog posts that I wanted to recommend to others . . .  "Saturday Serendipity,  and most of my other blog posting (other than posts already auto-loaded for publicati...
On March 7th, I posted the following introduction to my weekly round-up of genealogy-related blog posts that I wanted to recommend to others . . .  "Saturday Serendipity, and most of my other blog posting (other than posts ...
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Travel Thursday (March 26, 2015) -- Northville-Placid Trail Part 11
Day 9, Monday, August 17 Up at 5:51, I got down the bear bag & packs, prepared breakfast drink & got food out, packed my sleeping bag, mattress and pillow and let JPT sleep in until 6:41 after I washed my face in the lake. Major foot prep to do today as we ...
Day 9, Monday, August 17 Up at 5:51, I got down the bear bag & packs, prepared breakfast drink & got food out, packed my sleeping bag, mattress and pillow and let JPT sleep in until 6:41 after I washed my face in the lake...
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Travel Thursday (March 12, 2015) -- Northville-Placid Trail Part 9
Day 7, Saturday, August 15 Awake today at 6:00 AM, but at JPT's request we stayed in bed until 6:30 -- which turned to 7:00 as I read aloud my last two day's journal entries. The loons on Stephens Pond were calling to us in the early morning and just laying...
Day 7, Saturday, August 15 Awake today at 6:00 AM, but at JPT's request we stayed in bed until 6:30 -- which turned to 7:00 as I read aloud my last two day's journal entries. The loons on Stephens Pond were calling to us ...
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Travel Thursday (March 19, 2015) -- Northville-Placid Trail Part 10
                 Day 8, Sunday, August 16 Up at 6:00 AM on a grey but mild morning. None of the six others in camp are up yet so we are being as quiet as possible. We'll have a trail breakfast of pop tarts, granola bars & lemonade. On the trail to Long Lake...
                 Day 8, Sunday, August 16 Up at 6:00 AM on a grey but mild morning. None of the six others in camp are up yet so we are being as quiet as possible. We'll have a trail breakfast of pop tarts, granola...
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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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