Tag Archives: Florida

#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: On the Map

I have some catching up to do. “On the Map” is the Week 38 prompt for Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge, and she posted it September 15th – the day Hurricane Sally was bearing down on … Continue reading

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#Genealogy: The Day My Maternal Grandmother Was Born

This post is a response to a question posted by Randy Seavers at Genea-Musings. He asked, “What happened in the world on the day your maternal grandmother was born?” My maternal grandmother was born on January 13, 1909, in Muscogee, … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Uncertain

I am uncertain about the identity of my great-great-great grandfather Silcox. Note: Or at least I was uncertain when I wrote this. When you get to the bottom, you’ll find I’ve added an update. I’m uncertain about a lot of … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Service

When I first saw Amy Johnson Crow’s prompt for week 19 of her 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge, I thought of my dad. The prompt is “service.” William David Hahn served 28 years and 11 months in the United … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Favorite Discovery

Since I started delving into my family history, I’ve learned a lot of really interesting things about my ancestors and other distant relatives. I don’t know that I have a “favorite” discovery, so for this 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks … 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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On the Trail of a Florida Pioneer – #Genealogy

I never thought of my ancesters as being pioneers. That’s a term I associate with the American West, and my people lived mostly in the East and South. When I identified my great-great grandfather’s parents, I learned that, indeed, they … Continue reading

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Rich is Relative

With the arrival of tax season come the tax tips. Hey, did you know that you may be able to write off the mortgage interest on your boat? Yeah, like us ordinary mortals have cabin cruisers sitting around to be … Continue reading

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Keep Birth Control Coverage in All Insurance Plans

I am a Florida Republican, and I disagree with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida). Sen. Rubio said (and his press office published an excerpt): “This is about whether the government of the United States should have the power to go in … Continue reading

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Why I Oppose the "Road Rage Act

>Today in Tallahassee, state lawmakers heard the first reading of Florida House Bill 177, the Motor Vehicles/Highway Safety Act. While some portions of this bill sound like a good idea, I am opposed to its passage in its current form. … Continue reading

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