Monthly Archives: April 2011

Sharing a Birthday

Sunday, May 1st is my birthday.  It also happens to be my dog’s birthday.  And my uncle’s.  So, I went looking through my family history research to see who else in my family was born on May Day. Of all … Continue reading

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Death and Taxes

Yesterday was Tax Day.  I dutifully finished filling out all the forms, wrote my checks and got everything into the mail.  This time of year always causes me to reflect on the relationship between me, the government and my money.  … Continue reading

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Sesquicentennial

As our nation begins the commemoration of the sesquicentennial (i.e., 150th anniversary) of the Civil War, I have been spending a lot of time researching one particular ancestor of mine who was involved in the war.  My great-great grandfather Lewis … Continue reading

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Insanity and the Election of 1856

Sometimes things just don’t make sense.  Every once in a while I come across a document or phrase that doesn’t jibe with what I know–or what I think I know.  It’s happened to me again, and I’d love to have … Continue reading

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