Monthly Archives: February 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Beeman Cousins

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A Little Family History as told by Isabel Spencer Saunders

I’m named after my great-great-Aunt Libby. My Cousin Kitty sent me this history of her:   Hannah Decker West was the mother of Eva Luella Colburn, the mother of our grandmother Dora Luella Miner Spencer.  Hannah West’s mother was Dutch and … Continue reading

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Genealogy Vacation

This is inspired by the Weekly Genealogy Blog Prompt #5, though it took me a few days to sort through all the trips Mother and I made for genealogy to pick one to start with. So I finally decided to … Continue reading

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Some quotes about genealogy

I wandered the Internet this morning in search of genealogy related quotations. Here are a few I considered worth sharing: GENEALOGY, n. An account of one’s descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.     Ambrose … Continue reading

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Short DNA roundup

DNA Tests Reveal Hidden Family Secrets  Jakarta Globe, Indonesia – In a search for their ancestors, more than 140 people with variations of the last name Kincaid have taken DNA tests and shared their results on the Internet. They have found war … Continue reading

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Press Release: 1875 Norway Census Transcription Underway

Volunteers Rally to Bring Last National Census Online 1875 Norway Census Transcription Initiative Is Underway SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—FamilySearch International, the University of Tromsø, and DIS-Norge announced today a joint initiative to transcribe the 1875 Norway Census for free online … Continue reading

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February 2 Traditions

Today is a  “cross-quarter” day in the solar calendar, a term for the days that fall exactly between a solstice and an equinox. It means we’re halfway through winter, and Australia is halfway through summer. In Christian tradition, February 2nd … Continue reading

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