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John D. Tew
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Photos Of A Historic Snowstorm
There will be no Saturday Serendipity this week in favor of memorializing in a few shots what we have experienced.  The first photo above is, believe it or not, our four vehicles. It is still coming down here steadily and has been all day. Sadly, our new To...
There will be no Saturday Serendipity this week in favor of memorializing in a few shots what we have experienced. The first photo above is, believe it or not, our four vehicles. It is still coming down here steadily and ...
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Saturday Serendipity (January 9, 2016)
Saturday Serendipity  returns this week with my first post of 2016. Having been traveling for the holidays and now concentrating on the long, painful process of reorganizing over 29,000  genealogy  photos and document images (see December 19, 2005 post), I ...
Saturday Serendipity returns this week with my first post of 2016. Having been traveling for the holidays and now concentrating on the long, painful process of reorganizing over 29,000 genealogy photos and document images (se...
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After another brief hiatus for a trip to the Adirondacks,  Saturday Serendipity  returns this week with a few recommended reads for this last weekend before the Thanksgiving rush. 1.  This week The Weekly Genealogist by NEHGS offered a link to a NYT article...
After another brief hiatus for a trip to the Adirondacks, Saturday Serendipity returns this week with a few recommended reads for this last weekend before the Thanksgiving rush. 1. This week The Weekly Genealogist by NEHGS...
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Heather's Honor Roll Project -- Veterans Day 2015
Heather Wilkinson Rojo of  Nutfield Genealogy  started an  Honor Roll Project  in 2010. The goal of the project is to post photos of various war memorials and honor rolls along with the transcriptions of the names on the memorials/honor rolls in order to ma...
Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy started an Honor Roll Project in 2010. The goal of the project is to post photos of various war memorials and honor rolls along with the transcriptions of the names on the memorial...
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Saturday Serendipity (October 24, 2015)
The following are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this weekend.   1.  If you happen to be a Mayflower descendant from Richard and Elizabeth Warren, you should read " Elizabeth Warren: A Shock of Corn Fully Ripe " in the most recent ...
The following are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this weekend. 1. If you happen to be a Mayflower descendant from Richard and Elizabeth Warren, you should read "Elizabeth Warren: A Shock of Corn F...
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Saturday Serendipity (October 10, 2015)
The following are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this weekend.   1.  Do you have any family members who served onboard the USS Sheridan or the USS Eldorado during WWII? If so, then you should check out the annotated map done by Nav...
The following are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this weekend.  1.  Do you have any family members who served onboard the USS Sheridan or the USS Eldorado during WWII? If so, then you should check ...
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Is This New England Cuisine Specialty Actually A Health Food? (January 12, 2016)
Growing up in New England there were many items of the regional cuisine that were known and appreciated mostly, if not exclusively, by residents of the various New England states: Johnnycakes and clam cakes in Rhode Island; grinders in Connecticut (otherwis...
Growing up in New England there were many items of the regional cuisine that were known and appreciated mostly, if not exclusively, by residents of the various New England states: Johnnycakes and clam cakes in Rhode Island; g...
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Saturday Serendipity (December 19, 2015)
Saturday Serendipity  returns this week with a few recommended reads for this last weekend before Christmas. 1.   The Weekly Genealogist of NEHGS mentioned an article in the Chicago Tribune this week "Why cousins matter: Tapping these familial bonds fosters...
Saturday Serendipity returns this week with a few recommended reads for this last weekend before Christmas. 1. The Weekly Genealogist of NEHGS mentioned an article in the Chicago Tribune this week "Why cousins matter: Tappi...
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Saturday Serendipity (November 7, 2015)
The following are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this weekend.   1.   Here is an interesting read about an archeology dig in Lexington, Massachusetts that recently unearthed some British regular and colonial musket balls. The dig i...
The following are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this weekend. 1. Here is an interesting read about an archeology dig in Lexington, Massachusetts that recently unearthed some British regular and c...
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Saturday Serendipity (October 31, 2015)
The following are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this weekend.   1.  With DNA becoming an increasingly important part of genealogy, there is a fascinating piece in the Washington Post today.  Read about how a couple apparently had ...
The following are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this weekend. 1. With DNA becoming an increasingly important part of genealogy, there is a fascinating piece in the Washington Post today. Read ab...
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"Was" or "Is" . . . What Tense Makes Most Sense For One's Ancestors? (October 22, 2015)
Those of us who are immersed in the hobby or profession of genealogy have innumerable opportunities to explain orally or in writing how a particular ancestor is related. Think of how many times you have had to use and complete a sentence such as this . . . ...
Those of us who are immersed in the hobby or profession of genealogy have innumerable opportunities to explain orally or in writing how a particular ancestor is related. Think of how many times you have had to use and complet...
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Hunting for Abby . . . A Mystery Solved (October 9, 2015) -- Part IV
In this final post about finding the family of my 3X great grandmother, Abby [Hunt] Miller,  I reveal the last bits of evidence I have uncovered. These last items were discovered in a box of family documents that apparently were stored away in the back of a...
In this final post about finding the family of my 3X great grandmother, Abby [Hunt] Miller,  I reveal the last bits of evidence I have uncovered. These last items were discovered in a box of family documents that apparently w...
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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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