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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Social

Today, many of us use social media to share details about our lives – celebrations, announcements, tragedies, or even just a good joke. A hundred years ago, newspapers provided social media. I must admit, I never thought I’d find my … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Check It Out

Faithful readers, I’ve told you before that my mother instilled in me a love of books and reading. It’s one of the best gifts a parent can give a child, I think. This week’s #52Ancestors prompt got me thinking about … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Flowers

The century plant, aka Agave Americana, blooms only rarely. My Mam-ma had one at her home in Midway, which is just east of Gulf Breeze, Florida. The plant grew by the front door of the cabin – the original cinder … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Courting

It’s Mardi Gras season, so the #52Ancestors prompt of “courting” made me think of Mardi Gras courts. I have never been involved in Mardi Gras. When I was little, Mardi Gras wasn’t very big anywhere that I lived, and Pensacola’s … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Landed

I don’t know how old I was on the most memorable fishing trip of my life. I imagine I was maybe in 3rd grade. My Pap-pa, Hoyt Cook, had a fishing boat, probably about the length of a car and … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Maps

While researching my ancestors, I often turn to maps, if for no other reason than just to see the lay of the land. I remember early in my genealogical journal, I attended a society presentation on maps, and I jotted … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Foundations

It’s a new year for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Amy Johnson Crow’s weekly challenge to write and share family history information and discoveries. When I saw the prompt for week one, my first thought was construction, and that reminded … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Thankful

This year, I give genealogical thanks once again for my mother and her memories that have helped me to make good progress on the family tree. I’m also grateful for the growing number of online resources that allow me to … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Voting

My mom’s dad is the first person I thought of when I saw this week’s prompt in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. Hoyt Cook ran for county commissioner when my mom was growing up. I have … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Preservation

I’m not doing a very good job of preservation lately. I have stacks of photos and photo albums that my mother has handed over to me to be scanned. Somehow, when I sit down at the computer I end up … Continue reading

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