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November Newsletter

This month at Stories From the Past: PPD, NaBloPoMo, and NPO Eventually monthly newsletters will show up as an email  (if you follow by email), but I'm learning as I go, so I'll make do until I figure it out. This first newsletter is more for my benefit than anyone else (I'm practicing), but I hope… Continue reading November Newsletter

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Know Your Groups

If you're lucky,  your family has never immigrated.  It happens. But since the discovery of the Americas, people have been migrating with increasing frequency. No matter where you live, if you are anything other than indigenous, you can be sure you will find immigrants in your past. People marry outside their traditional cultural and social sets… Continue reading Know Your Groups

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What’s in a Surname?

"What's in a name?"  Juliet's well-known question, in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, implies that a name has no meaning, therefore Romeo could give up his family's name without affecting Romeo as a person. Despite Juliet's assertion, names, especially surnames, tell us a whole lot about a person. If Romeo had changed his surname, as Juliet asked him… Continue reading What’s in a Surname?