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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 #4: Evidence from the Grave

I had already published my first Cousin Connection when I met Diedre MacLean, I just didn't know it yet. Diedre contacted me using Stories From the Past's Tell Your Story form after she discovered several name matches from the same cemetery where  Kathy, wife of my cousin Chuck, had discovered a connection to me. It was Diedre's WordPress… Continue reading Cousin Connection #4: Evidence from the Grave

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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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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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Death-It runs in the family

A curious thing about my ancestors--they're all dead.  It's the one thing they have in common. When they die, they get buried.  At least back in the day, that's what they did.  Today, cremation is a definite possibility, and it's getting more common.  Especially in Europe where they are running out of room for all… Continue reading Death-It runs in the family

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Colonel Wyckoff’s Lost Tombstone

My mom is a first generation American.  This means that she and her siblings are the first in the family to be born in the United States. My Grandfather on my dad's side is also first generation American.  Mom is half German and half Austro-Hungarian Jew, and Grandpa on Dad's side is 100% Polish. Grandpa… Continue reading Colonel Wyckoff’s Lost Tombstone