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Saturday Serendipity (August 29, 2015)
The following are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this weekend.   1.  Yesterday's Friday Fotos featured two 1841 rental receipts to one of my ancestors for his rental of a pew in the Episcopal Christ Church in Lonsdale, Rhode Island...
The following are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this weekend.  1.  Yesterday's Friday Fotos featured two 1841 rental receipts to one of my ancestors for his rental of a pew in the Episcopal Christ...
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Hunting for Abby (August 27, 2015) -- Part II of "A Mystery Solved?"
1850 U.S. Census for Cumberland, Rhode Island This post continues the analysis of available information about Abby [Hunt] Miller in an effort to learn more about her and to identify her parents and siblings.  In Part II, I move to data available in the publ...
1850 U.S. Census for Cumberland, Rhode Island This post continues the analysis of available information about Abby [Hunt] Miller in an effort to learn more about her and to identify her parents and siblings.  In Part II, I mo...
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Hunting For Abby (August 19, 2015) -- Part I of "A Mystery Solved?"
Headstone for Abby [Hunt] Miller (1807 - 1893), wife of Eber Miller Cumberland Cemetery, Cumberland, Rhode Island (March 2010) For several years now whenever I looked at the graphic chart of my family tree there was a nagging hole at the level of my 4X grea...
Headstone for Abby [Hunt] Miller (1807 - 1893), wife of Eber Miller Cumberland Cemetery, Cumberland, Rhode Island (March 2010) For several years now whenever I looked at the graphic chart of my family tree there was a nagg...
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Rail Bikes In The Adirondacks -- Travel Thursday (August 13, 2015)
We are back from our annual family vacation in the Adirondacks of upstate New York -- thus explaining the short hiatus from posting here at The Prism . Pictured above is a four-person "rail bike" that is powered in the same manner as a recumbent bicycle  --...
We are back from our annual family vacation in the Adirondacks of upstate New York -- thus explaining the short hiatus from posting here at The Prism. Pictured above is a four-person "rail bike" that is powered in the same...
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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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Friday Fotos (August 28, 2015) -- Eber Miller's 1841 Pew Rental Receipts
Eber Miller is my 3X great grandfather. He was born in 1805 and married Abby Hunt who was two years younger than he. They lived in Cumberland, RI at 551 High Street and belonged to Christ Church (Episcopal) in Lonsdale, Rhode Island. Shown above are two pai...
Eber Miller is my 3X great grandfather. He was born in 1805 and married Abby Hunt who was two years younger than he. They lived in Cumberland, RI at 551 High Street and belonged to Christ Church (Episcopal) in Lonsdale, Rhode...
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Saturday Serendipity (August 22, 2015)
The following are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this weekend.   1.  Starting (as we often do) with news and stories from NEHGS, notice was given this week that NEHGS will be taking over publication of The Mayflower Descendant   pu...
The following are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this weekend.  1.  Starting (as we often do) with news and stories from NEHGS, notice was given this week that NEHGS will be taking over publication...
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Saturday Serendipity (August 15, 2015)
The following are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this weekend.   1.  A nearly century old mystery surrounding our 29th President, Warren G. Harding, has apparently been solved via DNA analysis with AncestryDNA, a division of Ancest...
The following are a few recommendations for inclusion on your reading list this weekend.  1.  A nearly century old mystery surrounding our 29th President, Warren G. Harding, has apparently been solved via DNA analysis with ...
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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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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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