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Remembering Milestones

Today marks my parents' 60th Wedding Anniversary. They were married on 11 October 1958 in Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan, by a Justice of the Peace, on what Mom described as a wet and cold Fall evening. They were attended by... Continue Reading →

U.S. Coast Artillery

Postmarked: 22 January 1942 from New York, New York, to Mr. Frank [Chiampa] in West Medford, Massachusetts.    

When NOT to Hire a Records Retrieval Person

Today Jennifer Holik's article, "When NOT to Hire a Genealogy or Record Retrieval Person," showed up in my news feed. As a fan of Ms. Holik's I was anxious to read her thoughts on this matter. I was not disappointed.... Continue Reading →

What We’re Reading: The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom by John F. Baker Jr.

About the Book "When John F. Baker Jr. was in the seventh grade, he saw a photograph of four former slaves in his social studies textbook. When he learned that two of them were his grandmother's grandparents, he began the... Continue Reading →

David S Sigler,6th Iowa Infantry

My sister came across this original Civil War discharge letter at an antique shop. She purchased it in hopes that it would someday make its way back to family members. David S. Sigler was born 10 December 1842 in Ohio.... Continue Reading →

George H. Hinkle: Fort Plain, New York

I love used postcards. They can tell a story with a mere few words and a picture. Where people have traveled, what they were doing there, why then went, and who they wanted to communicate with while they were there.... Continue Reading →

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