Monthly Archives: August 2011

Depends on Your Frame of Reference

My husband, Jim, was doing an online search for a person and had tried Google, but without success. He then asked me for more search engines to help locate someone. I asked him, “Do you mean living or dead persons?” … Continue reading

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A Little Persistence Pays Off

“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.” — Sir Winston Churchill, Speech, 1941, Harrow School I recently spent a day with my … Continue reading

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Google This, Google That, Google Plus

Several years ago I became a devotee of all things Google, especially after discovering Lisa Louise Cooke’s podcast series called Genealogy Gems.  She has helped unleash the power of this giant search engine and explained it in a clear way. … Continue reading

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Alan F. Lohr, 1938-2011

In memory of my brother-in-law, Alan F. Lohr.  May he rest in peace.

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Iowa In August (and the Corn is High)

These explain my love for Iowa:

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Celebrating Luxembourg Heritage

Because the USA is a nation of immigrants, festivals and celebrations of the “old countries” abound, especially during the warmer summer months in the Midwest section of the country.  Maybe because it provides a chance to touch bases with our … Continue reading

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Facebook, Meet Your Cousin Genealogy!

Facebook has become a handy tool for genealogists and, while I am still new to it, this “social media” tool is proving useful. My favorite use is keeping in touch with nieces and nephews (and their children, the next generation).  … Continue reading

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