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DH is getting excited about Christmas lights, maybe I should see if I can find the tree.

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it was lovely; the weather, the food, family time, the kids playing, conversation...

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11/26/16 1:01 P

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Hope everyone had a good turkey day

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Sounds like a wonderful walk~

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11/24/16 8:48 A

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Happy Thanksgiving emoticon emoticon

Mutt and I went for our morning walk an hour late this morning. It was 45 degrees, the stars were bright, and the owls hooting. We only went a mile and turned around. Old man has arthritis in his paw. On the way back the owls were still talking, the roosters were crowing and a beautiful Sunrise.

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11/12/16 10:29 A

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Hi have a good weekend

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Hi,

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Audrey from Canada where it is getting cold!

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11/4/16 8:43 A

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My DD is an ICU nurse. I told her this sensitivity to chemicals was getting out of hand. She said NO chemicals were getting out of hand. We, people was sensitivity are showing whats to come.

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MaryAlice, I had something similar with lotions. I was getting scab like sores that looked like they could be skin cancer [two doctors said the same thing] so my doctor sent me to a dermatologist & it was something that many companies use in their lotions. He told me to only use Dove or Olay products. No more problems since I switched.

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whoa, what was the age difference?

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I found one I had to go back and check 3 times, It didn't look right, but it happened. A lady died, her husband remarried, nothing strange there, his oldest sons wife's younger sister.

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It sure would be easier for researchers if family plots were laid out that way. At least I think it would for me.
Except things might have become confusing during/after the Civil War when a lot of re-marriages took place within inlaws?

I'm so sorry to hear about the whole mouthwash ordeal. That is scary. We avoid mouthwash because of the added alcohol and brush our teeth with baking soda and whiten with hydrogen peroxide, (of course no swallowing). It sure sounds a lot safter than what's on the market though.


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Sandy we must have been posting at the same time. I don't know what to say, but sure is interesting

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In case there is someone else out there that sensitive to chemicals.

A week ago I tried a different mouthwash. It burnt my tongue so I spit it out, rinsed my mouth out and went to bed. The next morning my whole mouth was blistered, but it was Sat. By Mon I was feeling better and decided to let it run it's corse. Last night my mouth was dry and my tongue felt thick and was yellow. This morning my teeth were stuck to lips and I had sores at the corner of my mouth from drooling but my mouth was still dry. I called the dentist. I was an emergency and needed to come right in.

I had a sever fungus infection of my mouth and throat caused by a sever chemical burn. They are putting something in mouthwash that is causing these burns in people sensitive to chemicals and she doesn't know what it is so can't tell me what to look out for. So NO mouthwash, rinse with salt water only, no additives. Find a simple toothpaste, no whiteners or anything like that and never change.


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I know there was an autopsy done on my gr. grandmother and I thought that was odd, because she was hit by a car/truck.

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Coroners & medical examiners are involved in all deaths that are not natural & some that are. Examples include homicides; suicides; accidents; sudden deaths of people in good health; sudden infant deaths; adverse reactions to drugs/alcohol; employment related deaths; deaths during medical procedures; deaths in jails, hospitals or other public institutions; and deaths involving suspicious or unusual circumstances.

We went through five different reports. Some had next to no information & others had a lot of information. Some of the reord types that may be found in a coroners file include death certificates, coroner's inquests, police reports, apparent natural death reports, jury summaries, medico-legal recird, autopsy reports, pictures, witness statements & toxicology reports. These files were from St. Louis County. He did say that each county varies & each state also varies. St. Louis City is similar to St. Louis County, but not exactly the same.

We looked at five cases; (1) a natural death of a woman home alone at the time of death (2) a natural death of a woman who had friends & family around her at the time of death (3) an infant death (4) a one car accident death & (5) a homicide.

The coroner's file on the homicide was 45 pages long. Genealogical information found in the file included -
name of decedent
estimated date of death
cause of death
physical attributes
home address
occupation
work address
employment history for 5+ years
date of birth
name of ex-wife
number of children with ex-wife
agr of child with ex-wife
name of brother of ex-wife
approximate address of brother of ex-wife
name of current wife
date of marriage to current wife
number of children with current wife
name if step-father
occupation of step-father
address of employer of step-father
number of years employed
number of years married
name of mother
address of parents
occupation of mother
address of employer of mother
name of brother
age of brother
address of brother
name of coroner
name of pathologist/physician
names of officers/troopers
names of jurors
funeral home where autopsy was performed

a highway patrol report in the file added -
name of ex-wife's daughter
name of mother of ex=wife
address of mother of ex-wife
employer of ex-wife & her mother
exact address for brother of e-wife

A St. Louis County Police report in the file added -
extimated year of divorce from first wife
second place of employment for the ex=wife
city where the deceased married his current wife
employer of the brother of ex-wife, along with the adddress
decedent's exact dates of employment with most recent company

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Have to check into them. I did use one once. Mom's sister died at home in FL. Least that is what everyone told me. Then Ancestry came up with something. same name same date of death that said she died in Ill. Well her children lived there so it was possible she went to be with them, she did know she didn't have much time. The corners report says FL.

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Just attended a great class at the library titled "Clues in Coroner Reports." I had no idea you could get so much information from them. I'll definitely be checking it out.

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What a great experience. Thank you for sharing.

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Daddy bought a farm and it was on the edge of the valley where the Amish lived, In fact it had been made by the Amish without electricity. There where places along the back was there there were shelfs built in because they couldn't cut the rock.

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and I wonder if the one who's Charity says she is the greatest? emoticon

I knew a woman in church who's daughters were Charity and I think the youngest was Hope, but I don't remember.

Growing up I knew a woman and her sisters were all named months or seasons: june, april, summer, autumn, etc.

How did you come to live with Amish?

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Legally my name is Mary Alice but my family refuses to spell it that way. Growing up there was always a big discussion over weather my name was Maryalice or MaryAlice. When I was old enough to make my own decision I chose MaryAlice.

Growing up we lived near a Catholic family that had 5 girls, all of them were Mary with a different middle name.

I think the best one was when I lived with the Amish. One of the families named their girls, Faith, Hope Jenifer and Charity. Daddy said he didn't think that was the way it goes. They told him her name is Love, but they call her Jenifer. The first 4 Boys in most families are Mathew, Mark Luke and John the rest of the boys and the girls have names out of the bible. Except one family. I have no idea where they got Joy Blossom. Yes she went by both names.

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Yes WESTERNSAGE, I recall your post, but didn't remember your SP name at the time.

MARYALICE411, Yes, that was the organization I was referring to. I had a friend who became Mormon through her marriage and I do believe it to be a cult. It's in the past tense, because she became offended I deleted her from FB, even though I explained to her I deleted my FB page.

Anyway, my mom told me that my bio dad's family all the girls were named Mary with different middle names. And his mom's name was Mary Alice. emoticon

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If you went to the Church of Latter-day Saints. I gave up on them. They believe a person . no matter how good can't get to heaven till he has been baptized in the flesh, so people get baptized for their relatives. Well once the church has excepted a line, they don't want to change it. I understand they are working a little harder at getting things right now, but the past is set.

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As noted earlier, I did the Ancestry DNA test and found my who father's side of the family. I had been adopted at birth and didn't even know who he was. Reunion has gone reasonably well but it's a good reminder to be prepared for the unexpected.

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It's been approx 13 years since I've been deep in genealogy. I miss it. In those years I've been gathering small amounts of information, not sure what is relevant until I pull it all out again and get my laptop updated with what I have.

I pulled out my gr. grandfather's biographical book and started reading it the other day. It's so strange to think it was written and printed in the Edwardian Era. He included very little genealogy as he claimed it wasn't that important. sigh. He just hinted at a few distant relatives but no lines connecting. It's a little frustrating. What's more so is his blasted grandfather whom I joke ran for the hills when he heard of a census taker in the area. It's also not helpful that his name is too popular.

There have been other genealogists who have claimed to connected him to a Walter or William? Powers in Mass in the 1600's.

I've been referred to the Utah genealogy people, but they have my family information wrong and refuse to correct it. So I don't trust their information at all.

I'm interested in doing a DNA test one day. I think that would be interesting. Has anyone else done this?

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Both sides of my family originated in early Virginia. My mom's side in 1607 Jamestown & my dad's side in 1615 Isle of Wight.

I know what you mean about the spelling. I don't think many names were spelled the same all the time.

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I had family there in the early 1600's. Well part of my family will tell you I had 2 ancestors there. I have one line of Dickerson and another line of Dickinson. They say they are separate and you better not get then mixed up. When I did the family tree they both go back to Robert born in 1606 in Roanoke. The History of Early families of Virginia has his name spelt both ways. I just can't make my family believe that.

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I fixed it. IO forgot that SP doesn't like links with the https.

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Took me awhile to make the link work, but it's interesting


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Just found this & thought it was interesting.

Laws in the Earliest Virginia Colony

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Be careful praying everyone is safe

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I might not be on for a while if we lose power. Hurricane Matthew is closer than we expected, jsut pray that God sends it more eastward away from our shores here in Florida.

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I didn't realize that I didn't complete my walking miles challenge template. Completed now.

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Carl Olson is my mothers grandfather. Mom knew her cousins growing up, played with them and many times couldn't remember their real name just the nick name they went by, but Daddy had little or no use for family and she lost touch with them. When I was starting out I had asked her about her family and learned which cousin like to play tricks, which one was a reader, that kind of thing, but nothing that helped my family research.

I called mom any way and told here what I knew and how I found out. She is full of info. She told me her oldest cousin was named Clair and she married a Vent so the person might be using the last name. She was right, it took me less then 10 mins to find them, not spelled quite the same. Mom was so happy after 50 years she knew something about one of her cousins. She made me promise to try and find the rest.

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I do some transcribing for the Missouri Archives & that one of my greatest fears is that I'll really butcher someone name & hinder someone else's search. Most of them can be read, but occasionally you get one that just can't be made out.

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Talking about making a mess of names. Mom's grandfather is Carl Olson. I couldn't find anything. Nothing nona, zilch. From a DNA match someone sent me a picture I have of Carl Olson, and said it was their grannies father and his name was Carl Albert Olson. I researched that and came up with a Carl Albert Anderson Jackson Olson born the same day same place That lead me to his Swedish birth certificate, On it, it says Carl Albert Andreas Johannisdotter Olsson. A friend that reads Swedish says this is a real problem for people because under the names it says Andreas is the fathers first name and Johannisdotter is the mothers maiden name and people are trying to make it all one name.

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Ancestry has added A bunch of family history. Most are just very interesting and confirm what I already know. I had one that it helped in more ways. I kept thinking the mans and his wife's genealogy had gotten mixed together. He married his step sister.

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Yes, I just was trying the hints. I also look at the other folks on ancestry to see if the have any records to prove what they have. The ones I looked at last night their only source documents where other trees. I have done the regular search, but do need to do it again since they are always adding new things.

As for finding things, this didn't help me as far as adding on to a line, but was interesting. Someone contacted me and asked about my Hurley line. A big stumbling block. After he was sure we were talking about the same Hurley, he told me that he found a letter that his ancestor from Ireland had gone to Galveston to visit a relative that was chief of police had written. It was written a generation after my ancestor left the mayors office. He said 4 of the 5 deputies on the force were Hurley. Since my ancestor had had 11 children and his brother 12, I bet by then the island was overrun with Hurleys.

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MaryAlice, did you do a regular search on Ancestry for them? Everything doesn't show up in the hints. You might also try googling them. I've found a lot that way.

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I just checked one of the hints. It was Ancestry Trees. Since they are known, at least to me to be shot full of errors, I don't normally even look at them. This time all I knew was the fathers name and his son's name and date of birth so thought I would look and see if there was anything I could use as a lead.

There where 10 people that had this man in their tree. They had him in 5 different states and I don't think any two of them had the same date of birth. 8 had the son I had and 2 had a different child. Just a guess here, but I think his name and the name of the son is still all I know. I will check and see if any of the other trees have any backup that might make them more credible.

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Yeah & don't forget the siblings that also name their children after dad. For instance John Curd may have three sons & two daughters. They all name a son John. Don't have to consider the daughter's sons because they have a different last name. but instead of one more John Curd in this generation, there are three of them. Then each of them has a son they name John.

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I have one where there are 3 generations of Charles William Hurley followed by 3 generations of Charles Webster Hurley and as far as I can tell they all went by CW, all are in Who's Who of Texas men as as CW

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I've got so many ancestors with the same name generation after generation that I really have to watch to make sure it's the right Robert Eley or John Curd.

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Spent the day going though ask the hints Ancestry gave me and deleting them. The name would be right, but when I looked at the dates grandchild maybe. No sense even researching it.

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I went to the gym this morning, but could only do 30 mins before I headed to the back. DH was in the hot tub when I got in the pool and commented on me being back so early. I told him, it must be this infection, I just wore out. Another swimmer heard me and asked if I was on antibiotics for my invected tooth. Well yes. It is the antibiotics wearing you out, not the infection. I'm surprised you even made it to the gym. I told her I had done little more then kept up a habit. She agreed that was the important part. KEEP THE HABIT


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I wish I were a teddy bear

I wish I were a teddy bear
passed from place to place
to see the look of happiness
upon a young one's face

I wish I were a teddy bear
To be held by young and old
and to hear so many secrets
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I wish I were a teddy bear
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and to help a heartache mend

I wish I were a teddy bear
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Hi everyone!

I wanted to give you a heads up that we have a new feature, SparkPeople Premium, launching tomorrow! This new option will change nothing about the current site, which will continue to remain completely free. It's just an additional option for those of you looking for more from your SparkPeople experience.

Look for a new blog to be posted tomorrow with all of the details.

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Was this live or on your walking program?



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Todays walk was at Brazos Bend State Park, Home of the Alligator. Yes you are walking in their home, no fences. Miles of trails along lakes all marked with BIG signs. Alligators stay on the trail. But there where no signs telling the gators to stay off the trail. An 8 foot one was sunning himself so close to the trail one front foot was on the trail. There was a guy standing there to make sure no one harassed the gator. I've been walking the park for several years. Just no loud noises or fast movement and he was just going to sun himself. But he did have the tourist that came to see a gator, but didn't realize they weren't in enclosures more then a little nerves.

I only saw 3 gators today. That must be a record low, Normal is 10-13.


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This is an app called Treadmill Trails. The app is free but then you have to buy the videos. But they are only .99 for a 30 min video and it is your video you can download it on any tablet or phone. Some of them need a little better editing, but seams how 30 min walking videos from video companies cost $8, I can over look a few wiggle camera shots. The trails in towns are the ones that need more editing the most, But I prefer the wilderness ones anyway.

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I doubt if it will make it cooler, but it definitely will add interest. What kind of system do you have?

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I decided to see if playing a walking video of Alpine Winer Wonderland trail while riding the stationary bike would cool things off. Nope, but it sure was pretty. Think the beach ones will work better?

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No nothing, but I had ice tea in my hand 61 mins later.

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Were you able to at least suck on ice? Probably not!

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Good morning. Just before I went into the dentist yesterday I wanted a drink. I thought no I don't want to risk needing a bathroom brake in the middle of everything. I spent over an hour of them sucking everything wet out of me. Then they tell me, nothing to eat or drink for an hour. Did someone forget to tell them it is hot out there. Today I can drink, but only soft foods.

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Way back when he was a teen, DH joined the Church of Latter Day Saints. I would be hard pressed to tell you the last time anyone went to that church, but they gave us member access to their web site. Well I guess they figured out we didn't go to that church. I got an e mail on pioneer day one of DH ancestors was a pioneer. When I went to look, the web site said it couldn't find my husband. The church site drove me crazy, because if someone said someone was a relative and was baptized in their name they didn't want you to change it, so I didn't use the site that often.

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How is everyone this hot and sticky day. The weatherman says to enjoy the next few days because the temp will only be in the mid 90's. It will go back to 100 next week.

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I guess he needed to have his pool relined or something.

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I'm fine, less 3,000 for dental work

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I was wondering about you. Thought maybe you didn't love us any more.

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I did't fall over the face of the earth, I melted.

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Sometimes, I wondered how a child of mine could do.....

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Yesterday I went to the dentist. I have a tooth that just wasn't right, it didn't hurt, food got stuck around it and it annoyed my. The dentist said it was a good thing I came in because I had an infection and she thinks I bought it before I needed 2 root canals. She said the tooth next to the one I was complaining about was in worse shape then the one as complaining about and the infection was between the two teeth. The dentist put me on some pretty strong antibiotics. The mail side effect is an upset stomach, I'm not sick, just blotted, and feeling blah. I took some proabic. now I'm off to see if thee is an exercise that will help

Be careful when the temps are that high. I only walk in the dark over 90

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I've been known to do lots of things that weren't considered to be best choices. Today I added another one. For some unknown reason, I decided to go to Powder Valley & walk the trails. That was not a wise decision for a combination of (1) heat in the 90s (2) steep hills (3) asthma. At one point I kind of accepted the fact that I was going to die right there on the trail & some poor, unsuspecting hiker was going to come along & find me.

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Maryalice, I hope he does it soon. Sounds like a great idea.

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On fitbit I'm in the 60+ group. One of the guys that makes me look young is a retired engineer, but not a retired geek. He says he thinks he will invent a pressure sensor that you put in your back pocket and overtime you sit down it says "get your butt out of the chair and get moving"


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He could very well have been sending money back to family in Ireland. That wouldn't be very unusual.

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I've run into several that were born in England and on reports said they were born in the US. It is almost as if it were important to be born in the US.

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I'm not sure how much of what myh grandmother had in the info she gave me is accurate. She seemed to think he came over as adult. Said he gave money to Ireland. Would an everyday person just give money like that. He'd have to have a business etc and why come to America. She coujld be wrong. I'm going to check Scotland.

If she is wrong, he could have come over as a child. I wish I had dates and wife info on him.



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He could have been born in Ireland, but came to Virginia as a child. He would probably have consideed himself as a Virginian.

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When my subscription to Ancestry.com runs out, I'm going to go to the library and look at books. I want to see if there's any info on my people that I can gather, maybe break through a brick wall that is still intact.

I just wonder if the dad to my Thomas Galloway was really from Ireland but lied and said he was from Va on the census records.



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Tha'ts interesting

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There’s a colony in Brazil populated by descendants of up to 4,000 Confederate refugees who left the US after they lost the American Civil War




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I posted a letter I received from Spark People concerning their improvements to our Spark Pages along with a link where you can tell them what you think. But in case you just jumped to the chat thread, here is the link

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Thanks, Sandy.

This could be about anything. My mother at one time was reading all day and also at night time. She decided she needed to get off the couch and do something else after realizing she was spending so much time reading.

Some good advice.

I have been getting some kid's books on genealogy and picked up another one yesterday at my library.

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That is one thing I miss about going to the library and wondering around looking for books, microfiche then finding an open reader that worked. besides the people you met

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I just found this article & at first I thought it was a silly title, but the title.....Is Genealogy Dangerous to Your Health?..... is what caught my attention. It is a very serious article with some great SP-sounding advice.

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Mary Alice is right.
It takes time and always more to add.
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Maybe I just notice it more, but to appears genealogy has become popular. Just so many people want to do it the quick and easy way and think your nuts when you tell them they should research things, but the work is done I just have to down load it.

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Hello all,

I have not been on this team much lately but we are discussing genealogy a lot on the Over 70 team.
I have been working at it again and finding information.

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-COURT- have you checked out the website Ireland Reaching Out? The are making many of the Irish records available online. www.irelandxo.com/

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The grave yards are normally grass and kept mowed. Since the island was pretty much destroyed and they are rebuilding, old grave yards are way down on the list. I guess the wildflowers moved in. By state law you can only mow fields of wild flowers during certain seasons. These aren't blue bonnets or an endangered one, but seeing them conpleatly cover the grave yard was something.

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Finally found my Welsh, but still no Irish. I have about 3 months left of my paid membership on Ancestry.com to find them, but so many branches!!!

Is that weird to let the flowers grow? I thought all grave yards were mowed, but guess each one has it's own rules.

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I dove past an old grave yard that isn't mowed as often as it should now it is on a list not to be mowed till later in the year. The grave yard was a sea of yellow wild flowers. There were just a few grave stones sticking out go the sea. I really wish I could have gotten a picture for you. It was so so pretty. The area the grave yard is in is trying to get the wild flowers reestablished and for them to have taken over the grave yard, means the grave yard can't be mowed till after the flowers bloom. Just no one is going to be able to do any research there this time of year.

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I have the two pantries, but it's not like it sounds. They are very narrow & one is in the hall outside the back door to my apartment. Better than none.

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