Category Archive: Genea Resources

Feb 14

Valentine’s Day

2011 Valentine's Day

The historic reasoning for Valentine’s day appears to be rather mysterious — Patron Saint? Which one of the three Saint Valentines (Valentinus)? But does it really matter? NO! Although, today Valentine’s day is associated with romance, but in addition I like to think of it as a day to reminder of loving thy neighbor!  So …

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Feb 12



As a young girl I was delighted with this piece of card stock advertising that I found in Nana Perkins’ shed. It tickled me when Nana wound her first two fingers through the holes–her knuckles producing the illusions of the “old girl’s” knees. In this instance the ad was for the Wayside Country Store on …

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Feb 07

Radio and Television

Television time. What’s that? My family didn’t purchase one until after my twin and I had left home. There were probably two reasons why we didn’t have one: 1) our family was always struggling just to put food on the table and pay the mortgage and 2) Peter and I really didn’t want one. We …

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Feb 05

Family History: Personal Anecdotes

As family historians we often dwell in the past one hundred years and rarely write down the stories of more recent family memories. Genealogical bloggers are now challenged to do just that – write down those personal anecdotes. “52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History” is the “baby” of Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog. …

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Feb 02

Fitzpatrick Photo Album

Fitzpatrick Family

Serval days ago Ronald Woodard of Chicago contacted me regarding a photo album he had in his possession relating to the Fitzpatrick family. Mr. Woodard sent me several shots from the album taken with his cell phone. I’ve posted those photos at If you have Fitzpatrick family members take a look and contact me …

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Jan 29

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – The Date You Were Born

Accepting the mission of Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings, I’ll tell you about the day I was born. 1) Day of the week: Monday [] My twin brother was born 5 minutes before I was. 2) What happened in recorded history on that date [] 1536. Danish/Norw king Christian III leads reform in Catholic possessions 1740. …

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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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