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SNGF: Do some random research

This week’s Saturday Night Genealogical Fun prompt from Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings blog is to follow Chris Staats’ rules (from Freaky Friday: Random Research Reports)  for picking a random person’s name and then doing some online research about that person.  Here are Chris’ rules: 1. Go to The Random Name Generator and click the red “Generate Name” […]

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While I have long looked up individuals in city directories, I have usually just focused on one person in a very specific time period. I’m usually looking for verification of something I already ‘know’. This time I was trying to solve several mysteries related to the Fee branch of my family tree. So I spent […]

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Genealogical Goals for 2011

As a brand new geneablogger, I have never before participated in a Carnival of Genalogy. As there is a first time for everything, I thought I’d start with this one! The topic this time around is: My genealogy research/writing plan for 2011. I have never really planned my research in advance before. It’s usually been a pretty hit and […]

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I was recently honoured by not one but two Ancestor Approved awards. Both Linda from Documenting the Details and Joy from Tomorrow’s Memories were kind enough to acknowledge my blog. Recipients of this award (which originated at Ancestors Live Here) are to list ten things they have learned about any of their ancestors that have […]

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Prompt: What songs did your family listen to during Christmas? Did you ever go carolling? Did you have a favorite song? We used to listen Christmas music through much of the month of December. There were the more ‘religious’ songs – Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Away in a Manger – and the more […]

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Prompt: Did your family attend religious services during the Christmas season? What were the customs and traditions involved? As a young child we attended church fairly regularly and went to church during the Christmas season. I don’t actually remember any sort of pageants or much at all about the services from way back then. We […]

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Prompt: How did your family handle Christmas Shopping? Did anyone finish early or did anyone start on Christmas Eve? When I was a child, my mother did the bulk of the Christmas shopping to ensure us kids and my father had presents and filled stockings. Early on, my father would be the only one buying […]

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Prompt: Did you have one? Where did you hang it? What did you get in it? Do you have any Christmas stockings used by your ancestors? My mother had handmade all of our stockings. They were red with a white band at the top with our names written on in green. She had not made […]

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Prompt: Did you like fruitcake? Did your family receive fruitcakes? Have you ever re-gifted fruitcake? Have you ever devised creative uses for fruitcake? I don’t think I would consider myself a huge fan of fruitcake, but I have always liked my mother’s. When I mentioned the topic of today’s prompt, she told me that the […]

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Blog Caroling – Old Tin Star

As new as I am to this whole genealogy blogging world – at just about a month – I thought I would take part in Footnote Maven ‘s annual tradition of Blog Caroling. Since the challenge went out for us to blog our favourite carols, I have been considering what mine might be. I have some favourites among the […]

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