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May We Always Remember

https://youtu.be/A54jr8cb6AM   Let's introduce a new generation to the heroes who came before us. Check out the D-Day Darlings website and follow them on Facebook. Share the stories of your heroes.

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 →

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 →

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 →

Useful Genealogy Tools: DNA Painter

I'm always looking for tools that enhance my research and I wanted to share this free chromosome mapping tool for my fellow genetic genealogy enthusiasts called DNA Painter. If you're not familiar with chromosome mapping, simplistically, it's a way that we... Continue Reading →

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