Monthly Archive: November 2010

Nov 27

Genealogical Treasures At Home


I dare to say that most family historians frequently overlook genealogical clues that are hiding in our homes? Thank goodness for clues that Charlie’s ancestors left behind in their autograph books. The Geiger family is fortunate to have not one, but two autograph books with entries dated as early as 1881. I dare say that …

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Nov 26

Fine Friends

Thankful for Special Friends

I count my blessings every day–I am thankful for so many things! Yesterday, Thanksgiving Day, was no exception. My friends the Tomlins and Walkers endured the long drive to Big Canoe and joined me at my little cottage here in the woods for dinner. Following dinner we all decorated the little Christmas tree in my …

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Nov 24

Thanksgiving traditions

Alice M. (Brown) Perkins

When I was growing up thanksgiving day was always spent with my Nana Perkins, her sister-in-law, Etta Belle (Perkins) Rowell, and Etta’s daugher (Eleanor Shaw) and family. Dinner was held either at Nana Perkins house in Loudon  or the Shaw farm in Chichester. The fixin’s were fairly traditional, except for an occasional lobster and Nana’s …

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Nov 18

Always Room for Improvement


No matter how good we sometimes think we are using a particular software or preforming a specific task, we can always learn something new. Although I’ve been using Photoshop for many years and have used the program to create digital scrapbook pages, I recently enrolled in the  Scrapper’s Guide classes offered by Linda Sattgast. I’m …

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Nov 15

New Automobile

Homer and Alice M. (Brown) Perkins

In April of 1930, my grandfather purchased a new Chevrolet Sedan. Grandmother (I’d recognize that handwriting anywhere) made a notation on the bill of sale that the car was delivered on April 22nd and on May 2nd the car was paid for with a check dated May 1st, 1930. The name Charles Huckins, proprietor jumped …

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Nov 11

Remembering Family Who Served Our Country

World War II Vets

A Time to remember two special men in my life who served our country during World War II: my late husband, Charles H. Geiger who served in the the U.S. Navy and my Dad, Oscar H. Woodward, Jr.,  who served in the U.S. Marines. I’m also thinking of other family members who served: my twin, …

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Nov 11

Newspaper Clippings


Don’t you just hate it when you find newspaper clippings that contain no documentation, e.g., no date and the paper is not named. My family is notorious for clipping and snipping, but not telling. Clues for approximate dates (at least a year or range of years) sometimes can be found. The accompanying clipping describes a …

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Nov 07

In Memory of Our Veterans

Mary Evelyn Tomlin, Narayan Sengupta, & Nathan Jordan

Many of us were honored yesterday to attend an event honoring our veterans at the National Archives at Atlanta–From Bunker Hill to Kabul: The Search for Family Stories in the National Archives. Nathan Jordan, a West Point graduate who served five years and was recalled in 2006 to serve a year in Afghanistan, presented a …

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Nov 02

Grandmother Woodward

It is difficult to imagine the emotions of my grandmother, Sara (Waddell) Woodward, as she ventured from the home of her family in Maitland, Hants County, Nova Scotia, to travel to Boston in search of employment. There were eleven siblings including six sisters. Grace, Maude, and Bessie, also traveled to Boston to work, but at …

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Nov 02

New Beginnings

Anamnesis: Musings by Linda is publish with multiple purposes. First of all the blog will be a means of honoring my ancestors. I will also share crafty things and recipes, or whatever I’m so moved to write about. I was motivated by Dear Myrtle during her recent Webinar sponsored by Legacy. Hopefully I’m ready to …

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