Those Places Thursday: Following in Grandma’s Footsteps

My maternal grandmother grew up in Eastern Tennessee in the 1920’s and 30’s. Great-grandmother Candes holding my grandmother Artie Ann (scanned from a tintype) This weekend I am walking in her footsteps.  I am in the Cumberland Gap, Tennessee area for the...

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Tech Tuesday: RootsTech 2013

This week I will be attending RootsTech 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  RootsTech is a conference that focuses on providing its attendees the latest technologies and techniques for genealogical research.  Beginning Thursday morning till Saturday afternoon, the days are...

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Tuesday’s Tip: BU Genealogical Research Program

Well it is official!! Today I received my certificate of completion from Boston University’s Genealogical Research program. I am now officially a member of OL10, the tenth group of students to complete the online program in December 2012. There is also a...

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Those Places Thursday: 1940s Harrisonburg

Corner of Newman Avenue and S Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia about 1940 (click on image for better view) This is an old photo of Harrisonburg, Virginia taken approximately in 1940 or 1941.  On the next street corner up, on the left, is a large sign on the outside...

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Tech Tuesday: Happy New Year and Unlimited Cloud Storage

I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year.  I hope 2013 brings everyone closer to their genealogical goals! One of the most important goals on my list for 2013 is organization and data security.  Paper files are not an issue for me.  I never had many to begin with...

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Happy Holidays!

My grandparent’s first Christmas tree in 1947. (Yes, the tree stand is a wrapped suitcase!!) Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!!...

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Matrilineal Monday: Grandmothers

This is one of my favorite family photos.  One of my cousins included the picture in a batch of old family photos she scanned. The picture is of my paternal great-grandmother, Mary Cantrell Morgan DeHaven, and my grandmother, Mildred Irene DeHaven Kline.  My...

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Wordless Wednesday: A Man and His Horse

This is a photograph of my maternal great grand uncle, Rosco Roy Hosaflook (b. Feb. 16, 1886, d. Sept. 9, 1945) and his horse Lox.  This photo was probably taken around 1910, in Linville, Rockingham County,...

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