Monthly Archives: January 2020

#52Ancestors: Close to Home

I grew up a Navy brat, so I can’t quite grasp what it would be like to live your whole life in one place. I do remember my mother always proudly identifying herself as a Florida native. It is a … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Long Line

I was surprised to learn, when I really got into this genealogy thing, that I come from a long line of Floridians. When I started, I knew my great-great-grandfather on my dad’s side came from Germany, but I was always … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Favorite Photo

I can’t say that I have “a favorite photo.” I have pictures of myself that I like. In my scanning of family photos, I have found many that I love. Nothing stands out as a “favorite of all.” I’ve been … Continue reading

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Time Travel for Genealogists

These are all the links from a presentation that I prepared for the Baldwin County Genealogical Society in Foley, Alabama. The presentation has been postponed until March. Inflation Calculator (US): http://www.WestEgg.com/inflation Inflation Calculator (UK): https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/monetary-policy/inflation/inflation-calculator Historical Fashion: http://www.memorialhall.mass.edu Historical Fashion: … Continue reading

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Postcards from Germany, Part 1

I spent Christmas Day, 2019, scanning some of my mother-in-law’s old family photos. Some of them had long notes on the back, written in German. Her mother, Helen Schiesl, was born in Munich, or M√ľnchen, in 1892. Thought I took … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Fresh Start

I had to make a fresh start on researching my family tree when I discovered evidence that a lot of family trees already out there – and even a headstone – were wrong. When I first started this journey, everyone … Continue reading

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