Monthly Archives: June 2011

More Names for the Genealogy Chart

Jim’s and my daughter has just become engaged to be married to a wonderful young man. They seem so right for each other in every way.  We wish them all the best and rejoice in their wonderful news. How different … Continue reading

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Success Along the Way

A good genealogy day is one that results in solving a brick wall, finding that elusive ancestor, or connecting with a distant cousin (who just happens to be interested in the same family lines as I am!). Today was a … Continue reading

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Silver Cars All in A Row

As I pulled into the Ames Family History Center on a recent summer morning,  I felt “among kin” as all the cars in the lot were silver, albeit slightly different shades. I wonder: do genealogists have a silver-liking gene? Do … Continue reading

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Memories of Family Reunions

The term “family reunion” always brings back memories of our Ernster family reunion, held in Hitchcock Park in Mitchell, South Dakota.  My mother was utterly convinced it was always held on the hottest day of the summer.  I do remember … Continue reading

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Days of Yore, or, Maybe Not?

A nephew asked my mother if this was a picture of her with her parents when she was a little girl. Actually, it’s my husband, myself and our daughter dressed up to look “oldde tyme.”  It was taken in 1986. … Continue reading

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Some Results, More Questions

Over the Memorial Day weekend, my husband, Jim, and I went “cemetery hopping” in eastern South Dakota to visit the tombstones of many of our ancestors and relatives.  My intent is to post some of the photos to Findagrave.  However, … Continue reading

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