Category Archives: Biographies

School Assignment Unearthed 20 Years Later Offers First Person Account of World War II Era America

Last week, when doing the autumn version of spring cleaning, I came across several bins of collected memorabilia for my daughter, Meg. Now 28 years old, she’s  lived and worked far from home, in Washington, D.C., since she graduated from … Continue reading

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When Family History Research Makes You Sad….

…there simply are no words. Wishing peace to a distant cousin I’m just beginning to know. Facts & Fallacies, September 3, 1914, page 2, column 2, Northern New York Historical Newspapers. Accessed 15 June 2016 at: http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn93063604/1914-09-03/ed-1/seq-2/ ______  Copyright © … Continue reading

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Obituary Offers Recollections of Long Time Railroad Man…

Birth, marriage and death dates. They may provide the framework for genealogists researching the lives of their ancestors, but what about those old obituaries? Ahhh……now that’s  where you’ll find the good stuff! Over the course of the last few years … Continue reading

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