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2019: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 23 (June 3 – June 9): Namesake

2019: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 23 (June 3 – June 9): Namesake I “first” joined Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on its “first” year in 2014… and what a whirlwind year that was… writing, editing and researching daily for 365 … Continue reading

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2019: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 18 (April 29 – May 5): Road Trip

2019: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 18 (April 29 – May 5): Road Trip I “first” joined Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on its “first” year in 2014… and what a whirlwind year that was… writing, editing and researching daily for … Continue reading

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2019: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks  Week 15 (April 8 – 14) DNA

2019: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Week 15 (April 8 – 14) DNA I “first” joined Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on its “first” year in 2014… and what a whirlwind year that was… writing, editing and researching daily for 365 days! As … Continue reading

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2019: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 12 (Mar. 18 – 24) 12… “Twelve” Things I Discovered while Researching My FAMILY

2019: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 12 (Mar. 18 – 24) “12” “Twelve” Things I Discovered while Researching My Family I “first” joined Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on its “first” year in 2014… and what a whirlwind year that was… … Continue reading

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2019: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 2 (Jan. 8-14) Challenge

2019: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Week 2 (Jan. 8-14) Challenge I “first” joined Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on its “first” year in 2014… and what a whirlwind year that was… writing, editing and researching daily for 365 days! As much as … Continue reading

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Conversations with Mama: You never know what she will say and more… #48

Conversations with Mama: You never know what she will say and more… #48 Me, wearing one of the many dresses mama sewed – Mama started me on my love for Nancy Drew! Lost posts… out of time sequence: October 19, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Family Heirlooms… telling their stories: Grandmama McKinley’s Kitchen Cupboards

Friday Night Family Heirlooms… telling their stories: Grandmama McKinley’s Kitchen Cupboards When “heirlooms” aren’t identified, and their stories never told, they often become items tossed or sold – as they have no history, no ties to the family. So take … Continue reading

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Nancy Drew: My Mother was Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew: My Mother was Nancy Drew… well almost! Mama (left) with best friend Willie Mae Sisson My mother, Helen Rebecca Bryan (McKinley) was a big fan of Nancy Drew, being born the same month (April) and year (1930) as … Continue reading

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Friday Night Family Heirlooms: Grandma McKinley’s Crocheted Spread

When “heirlooms” aren’t identified, and their stories never told, they often become items tossed or sold – as they have no history, no ties to the family. So take the time to identify your family heirlooms history and record your … Continue reading

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Family Stories: True or False

Family Stories: True or False It’s the family stories that often draws me in… sometimes you can only read so much of pedigrees and census counts. The family stories passed down through generations build the character of the family, but … Continue reading

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