Monthly Archives: August 2021

#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Tragedy

Every family endures its share of tragedies, from severe illnesses and early deaths to disaster-related losses of property. In many cases, the tragedy is that we don’t even really know what we’ve lost, because our loved ones failed to keep … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: In the City

My 3rd great-grandmother Mary Ann Delaney Pippin was born, according to family records, in Montgomery County, Alabama. Not in the city of Montgomery, which was created from two smaller communities in 1819, six years before Mary Ann’s birth, but in … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Favorite Name

I have come to appreciate unusual names, because it makes it easier to sort out families and link records to the right person. That’s not why I love my great-great-great grandmother’s first name, Arminta. First, I should clarify that my … Continue reading

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My First Computer

My first home computer was a VIC-20 when I was in high school, circa 1980-1981. The monitor was a small TV I had in my room. I had a cassette tape drive for storing programs. I went through the handbook … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Health

I’m a week late finishing this post that’s part of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks project. I usually end up writing my posts, or finalizing them, on Sunday, one day before the new topic comes out. Last … Continue reading

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