Trippin’ Over Roots Reboot!

Hard to believe it has been so long since I last posted. A lot has changed in those twenty months. Most notably the passing of my maternal grandmother who has, and always will be, a source of inspiration for my genealogical research.

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Happy New Year!

Image: Currier & Ives, 1876 (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2002695831/) I want to wish my family, readers and colleagues a happy and prosperous 2015!  May this be the year that you succeed in your goals and break through those stubborn brick walls in your...

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Wordless Wednesday: Candes Spence

Picture taken approximately 1907/1908. Candes Spence (b. 16 Jan 1893, d. 21 Aug 1945). Daughter of Benjamin (1855-1930) & Nancy Reece Spence(1858-1919). Married Samuel Jennings (1887-1937) on 30 July 1910. My great-grandmother. Tintype of Candes as a baby. Candes...

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The Road to NGS 2014 in Richmond

I have lived and traveled through many parts of the United States during my lifetime.  I have backpacked with friends in Costa Rica and Peru and have even made the long trip to Melbourne, Australia.  Every place I have been I have brought back stories to my...

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Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories: Day 2 – Christmas Cards

Card sent by my 2nd great grandparents William Harrison (1856-1937) and Mary Ann Barb (1859-1940) Hosaflook, date unknown. The second day of Christmas memories is dedicated to Christmas cards. Today it seems like Christmas cards have been replaced by emails, animated...

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Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories: Day 1 – Christmas Trees

Today is the first day of the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories series and it is dedicated to Christmas trees. I always loved helping to decorate the house for Christmas, but my favorite part was decorating the tree.  The tree seemed almost magical with the lights...

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Those Places Thursday: Kline’s Mill & eBay

The Kline [Klein/Cline/Clyne] family has roots stretching back over 200 years in Frederick County, Virginia. My fifth-great-grandfather, John Jacob Klein (b. 23 Aug 1736 in Germany, d. 27 Aug 1816) came to Philadelphia in 1735.  He married Anna Eva Dusong (b. 6 Oct...

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Funeral Card Friday: Bertie Mae (Rhodes) Hosaflook

My great-grandmother, Bertie Mae Rhodes Hosaflook. Photo taken in the 1940’s The funeral card was inside the memory book for Bertie Mae that was given to me by my maternal grandparents.  Also contained in the book were the pages of those that attended the...

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