Monthly Archives: July 2013

Yes, Patricia, there really ARE original records for those non-descript naturalization index cards!

Four years ago when I first took an interest in genealogy, I realized there were a multitude of online databases laden with documents, images and other records I could use to research my family’s ancestors.  I was astonished when I … Continue reading

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Comedy of Errors, c. 1875

Oh so rarely, while in the course of “serious” research in my quest to find elusive ancestors, I come across something that I just have to post, even if it isn’t “mine.” This item, which ran on June 30, 1875 … Continue reading

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A Posthumous Honor for another Great-Grandfather

On January 20th, which just happened to be Inauguration Day in America,  I posted a photo of a Presidential Memorial Certificate signed by Barack Obama that I’d just received in the mail.  It honors my great-grandfather William P. Donar, who … Continue reading

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