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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Groups

I dropped off some groceries at my mom’s house yesterday, and she traded me a small bag of photos. Three of them are photos taken at the Muscogee Sawmill in Escambia County. A whole group of my ancestors and other … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Unusual Source

This week’s prompt in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge is “Unusual Source.” Medical Report The most unusual source I’ve ever used for genealogy has to be a report on the 1853 Yellow Fever outbreak. I wrote … 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: So Far Away

My interest in history began at Pensacola Junior College (now Pensacola State) with a professor named Dr. Carageorge, who really brought historical events to life and helped place them in the larger context of what was going on in the … 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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Professional Development for History Students

I’ve been thinking about this for around three or four years – how to reach history students about professional development opportunities in the communities where they study. I don’t know any history professors or students. Each college or university has … Continue reading

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Memories from My Mother

We had dinner with my mom today, and I got her talking about the olden days. She was born in the late 1930s. When she was little, they lived at 4103 N. Palafox Street in Pensacola, Florida. They had some … Continue reading

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The Wine that Time Forgot

Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities. 1 Timothy, 5:23 In the 21st century, you might hear a doctor recommend drinking a glass of red wine to help prevent cancer. … Continue reading

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