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Genealogical Breakthrough

You may remember back in November I wrote about my great-grandfather Winslow, with two possible stories of how, where, and when he died (with slight additional variations) and my ever-thwarted attempts to find out what the real story was. In … Continue reading

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Who do I think I am?

It’s been a quiet week and I haven’t had much to say. Sorry about that. (Or maybe I should not be sorry, since I haven’t cluttered your friends list with nonsense.) I saw a couple of episodes of the TV … Continue reading

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Hunting headstones

Saturday I took a little road trip that I had been wanting to take for over a year. This was an effort to not waste a beautiful spring day by wallowing in the feel-bads as I have been for a … Continue reading

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Minor Discoveries

I did not know before today that Google aggregated newspapers. I knew they had current-day news, but I didn’t know they had older papers. I was doing a search on the building where my father used to work, which was/is … Continue reading

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The house with the piano

It was a cloudy day, a Saturday, maybe a little cool as in spring because I remember wearing a jacket. I was six, maybe. My dad took me with him in the car; I guess my sister stayed home with … Continue reading

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I wanted to write something here sometime, but never quite got the chance to do it. This has been a pretty hellish week at work, with a lot of tasks coming that were not expected, requiring a lot of quick-change-do-this. … Continue reading

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Just a leaf on a tree

For the last few weeks, I’ve been working on genealogy quite a bit. It’s something I’ve poked at for quite a few years now, on and off. Recently I’ve gotten a bit more, um, obsessed might be the word. I’ve … Continue reading

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