Category Archive: Genea Resources

Jan 24

Sewing/Craft Room Make-Over: Before


I wish I could say that something extra special was happening, e.g. one of the make-over teams from Home and Garden network are going to help me out… Nah, that’s not going to happen. None-the-less, with the expectation that a sibling will be coming to live with me in my little retirement home and my …

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Jan 13

Winter Storm in Georgia

Snow fall against the dark of night

Snow and ice storms can create havoc with the everyday living in Georgia. I’ve lived in Georgia for twenty six years and on there has been the occasional winter storm. The snow would last, perhaps, a day before nearly all traces of the storm would disappear. The average high in Georgia this time of year …

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Jan 04

Calendar Entries for 2011


There is so much for all of us to learn-about life, interacting with others, and obtaining the skills we need to be the best we can be. There are many learning opportunities for those of us interested in historical and family research, it is difficult to make choices. We need to start planning our calendar …

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Jan 04

IGHR Registration, January 18th


As you likely know registration for this summer’s Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) will open on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. To prevent an overload of the online registration system, the opening of course registration will be staggered with different courses being opening at different times. Please see the schedule of times below. Once …

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Dec 28

Happy New Year!


(c) 2010 Linda Woodward Geiger, All Rights Reserved.

Dec 26

White Christmas


I’ve been in Georgia for 25 years and this was my first White Christmas. Of course, as in most southern states, the event caused a great many safety concerns, particularly in the late afternoon and evening when temperatures dropped below 32 and the highways and byways began to ice over. Fortunately I wasn’t on the …

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Dec 25

Merry Christmas


Dec 19

My How You’ve Changed!


Goodness, how things can change on the Internet, seemingly just overnight. Recently two of my most frequently used websites have had face-lifts. FamilySearch ( and the National Archives ( Surely the changes are for the best, but I sometimes resent having to make the time to learn the new functionality, change bookmarks, and just find …

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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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