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A Toothache and a Granddaughter

Daniel and Wykoff cousins take note.   My Cousin Connection project is still growing. You just didn't see it this week. Between two abscesses (one on top draining downward caused a second abscess), and a granddaughter playing on my computer, a new Wykoff Cousin Connection post was postponed and the accompanying ancestor page for Colonel… Continue reading A Toothache and a Granddaughter

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Cousin Connection #5: Family Lost and Found

In honor of Mexico's Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which officially begins at midnight, November's Cousin Connection comes one day early. Coinciding with the the Catholic All Saints Day, and incorporating garish costumes resembling skeletons, Dia de los Muertos is not Mexican Halloween, but a much more elaborate version of Memorial Day in… Continue reading Cousin Connection #5: Family Lost and Found

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Are You My Cousin?

Stories From the Past is proud to present The Cousin Connection Project. I grew up without cousins. Well, I did have cousins. I knew I had cousins. I had even met three of them. But I didn't know them well, and I didn't even live in the same state as any of them. I was… Continue reading Are You My Cousin?

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My Cousin Married My Cousin

This isn't a William Faulkner novel, it's reality. It's also not like it sounds. When your family has deep roots in the same area where you were born and raised, it's bound to happen, and it doesn't take much digging to find family members marrying family members.  They probably don't even know they were doing… Continue reading My Cousin Married My Cousin

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Places to Go and People to See

Four months ago, I began making plans to revive this blog. I began reorganizing my schedule, but just one week later, my plans were thwarted by the news that we were moving back across the country for my husband's job. He had about two weeks' notice, which meant he had to fly out and get started… Continue reading Places to Go and People to See

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Babci Mary’s Polish Soup

Once I decided to share the recipe, I realized I would need to figure out exactly how Bernie and I are related. Given the small-sized communities in the region where my father was born, It becomes pretty obvious that anyone with a common surname is going to be related. Bernie was very obliging . . .