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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: 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: 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: Strength

My maternal grandfather, Hoyt Cook, was a talker. That’s probably why I tell many stories about him in this blog, because I heard his stories often when I was growing up. One of the stories he shared was about how … 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: Storm

I’ve lived a lot of my life in Florida, so the word ‘storm’ to me conjures up memories of hurricanes. I remember my Pap-pa, Hoyt Cook, talking about a hurricane, but I don’t know when – before they had names … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Sports

I’m not much of an athlete or a sports fan, but several people in my family tree played, coached, or competed. My dad played baseball on a team at St. Regis Paper Mill. I remember going with him to the … 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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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Work

Census records list many of my ancestors’ and relatives’ occupation as “laborer.” I do wonder at the variety of jobs that word must have covered. Some records, of course, are more specific. In the above listing for my 3x Great … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Bridge

This week’s prompt in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge is “Bridge.” Here is the first memory that popped into my mind. When I was little, I didn’t get to see my extended family all that much. … Continue reading

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