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One late night, a woman with a tired voice had just answered my call. I began with the usual script, half expecting the woman to snap at me and hang up suddenly. However, she responded, so I asked … more
During the summer of 1961, I was required to read four novels from an approved list and to write a book report on each of them, to be handed in on the first day of my senior year advance placement … more
When I run into people with French Canadian ancestry, I always ask if they have discovered an ancestor who was one of les filles du roi. Most don’t know what that is. When I tell them it means … more
By the completion of high school most boys are familiar with Jack London. The stories of White Fang and Buck from Call of the Wild captured our youthful imaginations and propelled us along avenues of … more
Let’s get one thing clear right off the bat…I don’t want to write this blog post. I have fought writing this blog all week and tried to write on three other topics, but none of … more
I don’t get much genealogy research done in the dog days of summer. My computer nook is under the eaves at home and it gets pretty warm up there, especially during the 90-degree, humid days … more
If you’ve researched in a state far from home, you know how annoying it can be (and expensive if you have to send $24 or more every time you want a vital record mailed to you.And, expenses … more
Let’s be honest. Do you find yourself checking your iPhone way too often? Even when you’re with your kids?  The good news is you are not alone. Unfortunately, 90 percent of … more
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The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists will meet on Saturday, March 18, at Somerset Public Library, 1464 County St. The program at noon is by The Gravestone Girls. They will talk about gravestone … more
Good recycling is important for a lot of reasons. First, it is good for the environment. Ever- growing and toxic landfills are becoming a major problem. But there is a more practical reason to … more
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