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Word of the Day: Incunabula

Yesterday we learned about the poetic form, Clerihew . Today, I came across a new word while scanning through Marietta College’s Special Collections page. Today’s fun word to know and share is Incunabula From in·cu·nab·u·la [in-kyoo-nab-yuh-luh] –plural noun, singular … Continue reading

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SNGF: Genealogy Clerihew – Bad Poetry Gone Worse

This week Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun had us writing some bad poetry. I thought writing bad poetry wold be easy. It is easy when you are trying to write good poetry. However, it’s quite difficult to know when … Continue reading

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SNGF: Land of Jacob Staats, Appoquinimink Hundred, New Castle, DE

This week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun instructions: 1) Find one of your ancestral homes on Google Maps ( Map and/or Satellite view. 2) Find out if this location is shown in Street View. 3) Show us the pictures!! 4) Did … Continue reading

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10 Names I Decided Not To Use For My Genealogy Company

After my own struggle to name my genealogy company and a recent thread of the same topic on the Rootsweb Transitional Genealogists Forum, I decided to reveal the names and marketing slogans from a brainstorming session that didn’t make the … Continue reading

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SNGF: Google’s Feelin’ Lucky, But Whose Gonna Win?

So yet again, I steal Randy’s entertaining Saturday Night Genealogy Fun theme and run my own way with it! This week’s instructions say: 1) Go to and enter a search term and click on the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button. … Continue reading

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SNGF: The Events of 28 Feb 1933: Not One of Salome’s Better Days.

The twenty-eighth of February, 1933 is not a day that Salome (Doney) Mowrey will likely note as one of her best. This might be due to the fact that it was her last.  Perhaps her husband, Jeremiah Mowery would have … Continue reading

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SNGF: The Wayback Machine

In this week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, Randy Seaver challenged us to find our first blog or website in the wayback machine. Unfortunately, the Wayback machine did not archive my earliest site – nor any of my “early” ones.  However, … Continue reading

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SNGF Genealogy(and Mother’s Day) Fun: Matrilineal Lines

Thanks to Randy Seaver for another great SNGF event. I actually got around to posting for this one, and as a bonus, got to play with my charting program! Susan Sumney is a daughter of Jacob Sumney, but I do … Continue reading

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6 Degrees Of Separation (Genealogy-Style): George Washington

So here was my random, cool thought for the genealogical week: Using people from your genealogical data, how far separated are you from famous figures in American history? Let’s start with George Washington…since he’s the one that got me wondering. … Continue reading

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Spring Break 2010: Genealogy Gone Wild!

Whelp – it’s spring break at the school where I work, and Spring Break means one thing: ROAD TRIP! View Larger Map After having put it off for a few years, I am finally getting down to Fayette County, PA … Continue reading

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