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Photos of the 1913 Dedication of the Greeley School in Winnetka
I have written about my second great grandfather, Samuel Sewall Greeley, several times. (See The Great Chicago Fire and excerpts from obituaries at Samuel Sewall Greeley 1916 .) Recently a first cousin of my mother died. (See the wonderful obituary for Sall...
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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday ~ Dad's Pet Goat
I love this photo of my dad as a young boy in his wagon with his pet goat pulling the wagon. This one is even better; it's always great to see such a happy smile! And here is his mother, Libby, in a photograph dated 1929. My dad turned five years old that J...
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DNA ~ Chromosome Browser and Endogamy
This is a continuation of the DNA ~ Second Cousin post where I share some screenshots of the chromosome browser at GEDmatch. The chromosome browser on GEDmatch is a little different than the one
at FamilyTreeDNA (for those of you who have seen those result...
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It's very complicated. I can see why it takes so long to learn. 
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More on Roosevelt and Rust - Harvard Class of 1904
Almost two years ago, I shared the 1934 invitation to the White House that my step-grandfather, Edgar C. Rust, and grandmother received, as well as a newspaper clipping that was in my grandmother's collection. (Saturday is the 119th anniversary of my grandm...
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My Aunt's Closest DNA Matches on a Chromosome Browser
My aunt A recently took a DNA test at FamilyTreeDNA. On average, she should share about 25% of DNA with me, her niece or my brothers, her nephews. (I am using initials to try to protect the privacy of my family members. Hopefully you can still follow along....
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Surname Saturday ~ Morgan of Guysborough, Nova Scotia
The earliest Morgan I have in my family tree is John Morgan. Guysborough Sketches has a brief description of him as a "pre-Loyalist" settler whose sawmill was producing lumber by 1784 when the Loyalists arrived, suggesting that he had been in Guyborough pri...
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Wordless Wednesday ~ Bald Mary
Helen, my maternal grandmother, was the youngest of five sisters (Marion, b. 1899; Caroline, b. 1900; Mary, b. 1903; Margaret, b. 1905; Helen, b. 1907). The family story is that, when she was young, middle sister Mary had scarlet fever and had her head shav...
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Tombstone Tuesday ~ Sally Handler (d. 1932)
Here lies Our dear (or beloved) mother Chaya Sarah daughter of Mr. Tzvi Died 25 Tishrei 5693 Mother Sally Handler Died Oct. 25, 1932 Age 78 Yrs. I got help with the Hebrew translation by the Steve Morse Deciphering Hebrew Tombstone Dates in One Step and Jew...
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Note that I found the grave with the help of JewishGen.org (a great FREE website for Jewish Genealogy) and the photo of the stone with the help of a FindAGrave volunteer (FindAGrave.com, another great FREE website)! You're very welcome - I enjoy doing this!
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Photo Collage for Facebook
Several months ago, I updated the cover photo on my Facebook page. There have been a couple of questions about who are in the photos, so here are the answers. If I have blogged about the photo previously, I include a link to that post. These photographs com...
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DNA ~ Second Cousin Results at AncestryDNA and GEDmatch
A second cousin (GS) has tested with AncestryDNA which shows that he shares 251 cM (centimorgans - a unit of DNA measurement) of DNA across 16 segments. This indicates a second cousin relationship, which we knew. They have the same great-grandparents: Aaron...
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Thank you so much, Elizabeth! That really helps me understand the how this all fits together. I'm going to try to find the time to watch that webinar. +Natalie Barr +Steven Solomon 
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DNA: Sisters' Ethnicity Results
DNA test results have come back from FamilyTreeDNA for my mother's sister (A). The
following colorful images are from FamilyTreeDNA's MyOrigins feature
which shows estimates of an individual's ethnicity going back hundreds,
if not thousands, of years. Th...
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Happy Fifth Blogiversary
This is post number 193 in five years of blogging. I do have more to share and will do my best to have at least a couple of posts each month. During this past year, I completed a series of Surname Saturday posts where I shared the ancestral lines of my husb...
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I write two family history blogs: From Maine to Kentucky and A Jewish Genealogy Journey. Learn what surnames I'm researching by going to my blogs and clicking on the "Surnames" tab at the top.
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