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Interracial Marriage in the late 1700’s – Eunice Foss & London Atus

Eunice Foss was my 5th great Aunt. Her sister, Fannie, is my 5th gr.grandmother. These two stories were written by another (B.Dodge) and shared on Ancestry for Eunice Foss & London Atus. In 1705 Massachusetts (for which the present day … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2015

This year, I have much to be thankful for. A kitchen full of food,a roof over my head and warm clothes to keep me comfortable. A car that still works, a friend to share the meal with, and family to … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015 #43: OOPS!

Week 43 (October 22-28) – Oops. An ancestor who made an “oops,” or one that you made while researching one of them. (We’ve all done it, believe me!) There was a family story about how an ancestor had robbed a … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015 #44: Frightening

Week 44 (October 29 – November 4) – Frightening: Do you have an ancestor who did something frightening or lived through a scary event? Do you have your own ghost story in the family? Now is the perfect time to … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015 #41: Colorful ancestors

Week 41 (October 8-14) – Colorful. Everyone has at least one “colorful” ancestor. Share the story of one of yours 🙂 Yeah…like I could pick just one? the more I dig into my ancestry, the more variety of ‘colorful’ ancestor … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015 #34 Non Population Schedules

Week 34 (August 20-26) – Non-Population: While we’re on the subject of special census schedules, have you found an ancestor on a non-population census — agriculture, industry, manufactures, or 1890 Union veterans? Tell us about him or her. None of … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015: #27 Independence Day for America

Week 27 (July 2-8) – Independent: This is the week for Independence Day! Which one fought for (or against) America’s independence? Or which of your ancestors was independent? Below are the direct line ancestors that fought in the Revolutionary War. … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015 #25: The Old Homestead

Week 25 (June 18-24) – The Old Homestead: Have you visited an ancestral home? Do you have photos of an old family house? Do you have homesteading ancestors? I have several photos of my ancestor’s homes – some I’ve visited, … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015 #23: Weddings & Anniversaries

Week 23 (June 4-10) – Wedding: June is time for weddings. Write about a June bride in your family or highlight a favorite wedding photo. Maybe there’s a serial marry-er in the family — that could be a fun post! … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015: #22 Commencement

Week 22 (May 28 – June 3) – Commencement: Countless schools will be having their commencement ceremonies around this time. Think not only about school, but also about commencement meaning “a beginning.” I was raised with the litany “when you … Continue reading

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