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Even though I've lived in Minnesota for most of my adult life (just never you mind how many years), I've never reconciled myself to how flat much of it is. I grew up in the hills of Wisconsin. In ...
by klompendanser
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 08:43 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Ethan Allen slept in my house. An elephant is buried in my front yard. My grandfather taught an escape trick to Houdini. These family stories are true. I know. I've done the in-depth research. ...
by GrumpyOldGeek
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 10:22 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
A while ago, I wrote a diary about Henderson Judd of Moore and Chatham Co, NC. He lived on the former border between the two counties along the Cape Fear River. Henderson Judd was a slave owner. ...
by edwardssl
Comment Count 62 comments on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 09:05 AM PDT with 62 Recommends
Summer! Time for long family roadtrips ... and, to the horror of many in our friendly little community, traveling companions may insist that there will be No Libriaries! No Courthouses! And Most ...
by klompendanser
Comment Count 45 comments on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 09:00 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Genealogy & Family History ...
by klompendanser
Comment Count 28 comments on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 09:00 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Genealogy & Family History ...
by figbash
Comment Count 59 comments on Fri May 31, 2013 at 09:05 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Back in December, Lady Libertine suggested somebody write a diary on interviewing and getting oral histories from our elderly family members. I know this is a bit late, but since I didn't notice ...
by Jim H
Comment Count 51 comments on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 09:11 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
On Monday one of the great rites of spring will be celebrated. Only apple pie and Chevrolet say America more than what used to be called the National Sport. It's Major League Baseball's Opening Day.
by figbash
Comment Count 126 comments on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 09:05 AM PDT with 42 Recommends
I already knew her 9th g-grandmother was a witch, but the discovery that she's a space alien is new. The evidence is overwhelming. I took the pictures myself. There's plenty of evidence from rock-...
by GrumpyOldGeek
Comment Count 66 comments on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 10:42 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
On March 30, 1904, my paternal grandparents arrived in New York with two very young children -- my uncles (one was 2 yrs old, and the other was 3 months old). They arrived on the SS Finland, which ...
by klompendanser
Comment Count 27 comments on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 08:55 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Are you the family historian who has inherited the entire collection of portraits of the last 9 generations of each of your ancestors? No? Me neither. I have precious few photos of my paternal family.
by GrumpyOldGeek
Comment Count 62 comments on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 11:53 AM PST with 48 Recommends
In his recent Opinion column in the New York Times, Frank Bruni wrote about his Italian grandfather , who sneaked into this country (via Canada), worked hard, married an American citizen, eventually ...
by CyberLady1
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 04:23 PM PST with 19 Recommends
Ephraim Pratt, Shutesbury, MA, age 116. It's carved in stone, documented in the Shutesbury Town History , various Worcester Historical Society publications, the New England Historic and Genealogical ...
by GrumpyOldGeek
Comment Count 26 comments on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 09:38 AM PST with 16 Recommends
My grandfather probably sometime around 1946 which would make him about 56 here (give or take). On March 1st, 1913, the RMS Hesperian docked in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Among her passengers was my ...
by Jim H
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 08:10 AM PST with 15 Recommends
A while back, commonmass wrote a diary about our upcoming wedding and talked a little about his family’s background and views on marriage. (It is worth noting that commonmass proposed to me right ...
by GreenMountainBoy02
Comment Count 157 comments on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 04:11 PM PST with 243 Recommends
My grandfather was born around 1890 in a German village in Russia along the Volga River. By the time he was born, many of the Germans were just starting to flee the area their forebears had ...
by Jim H
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 11:27 AM PST with 11 Recommends
LoE's diary last month included this inspiring nugget: But, every so often, you come across someone who jumps right off the page. Their lives may not have been easy, but from the distance of time ...
by Jim H
Comment Count 40 comments on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:05 AM PST with 14 Recommends
Genealogy & Family History ...
by figbash
Comment Count 46 comments on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 09:05 AM PST with 20 Recommends
Genealogy & Family History ...
by figbash
Comment Count 69 comments on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 09:00 AM PST with 32 Recommends
My great-great-grandparents, August and Marie Wanderer, celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary on May 15, 1918. August, a retired policeman and former bugler, was 74 while Marie was 77. ...
by RLF
Comment Count 24 comments on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 05:01 PM PST with 28 Recommends