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Mail Call 1945

Originally posted on Moore Genealogy:
Edward Endres.Courtesy of Endres family ? This is a continuation of my post Mail Call 1942 and Mail Call 1943. I would advise you to…

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Garrett Family Connections: The power of reaching out

About 2 years ago I sent an email to The Greene County Historical Society in New York. It was a simple email asking for information they might have on William … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Pumpkin Bread, No Egg

My favorite Pumpkin Bread recipe.

December 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Handwritten Stories in a Digital Age: and More

Originally posted on The Blog:
In our digital age, we interact with new technologies each day, yet some of us also pine for the past: we cherish handwritten…

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gail’s Pecan Pie

  Gail’s pecan pie is a legend in our house. She doesn’t serve it with brandy sauce or whipped cream. She sometimes serves it with ice cream but usually, a … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Holiday Dinner at the Sanford’s House

Mike and Gail, my husband and sister, are cooking up a storm here in Gail’s kitchen. She lives in Santa Rosa Valley, CA and we have sun and blue skies. … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

William Charles Mattson and a Find a Grave Success Story

Originally posted on Ascending the Stairs:
Have you used Find A Grave?  If not, you are really missing an opportunity! With their new partnership with, the hints for ancestors…

November 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Riggle Cousins Make Halloween Fun

Last month 10 Riggle cousins met in Independence, Kansas for Neewalloh celebration. Neewalloh is Halloween spelled backwards and is long-standing tradition in Independence. Begun some 50 years or more ago, … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Sanford Boys: Edward and Elam Sanford

Elam and Edward Sanford, sons of Elam Sanford and Jerusha Larkin Sanford start the world together in a well to do home in Perth Amboy, New Jersey and end buried in California, one a pauper, the other a society regular.

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Setting Sail: Irish Immigration During the Potato Famine

Originally posted on Map of Time | A Trip Into the Past:
The tale of the Irish plight during the potato famine is a terribly tragic one. In a previous post…

October 31, 2013 · 1 Comment
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