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Ancestral Discoveries · 2d ago

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Homes in Which I've Lived

For tonight's edition of Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, Randy Seaver has borrowed another meme from Linda Stufflebean, and it's a fun one.  Also surprisingly relevant for me at this moment in...
Ancestral Discoveries · 3d ago

Ever Wanted to Run an Italian Castle?

The 103 historic properties available This may be your chance.  Italy is making more than 100 historic castles, farmhouses, and monasteries available to entrepreneurs in an effort to revita...
Ancestral Discoveries · 4d ago

Treasure Chest Thursday: Another Copy of Emile Petit's "Interrogation"

This document is two sheets of paper attached to each other in the upper left corner by some sort of paste or glue, a technique we have seen several times.  The first page is 8 1/2" x 10 15/...
Ancestral Discoveries · 6d ago

Wordless Wednesday

Ancestral Discoveries · 6d ago

Northwest Genealogy Conference: Another Busy Time Coming Up

I already feel tired.  In addition to having five presentations accepted for this July's IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, I have now learned that four of my submissions we...
Ancestral Discoveries · 6d ago

My Mother and Cars

Maybe a car my mother drove? Don't confuse the title of this post with "My Mother the Car", which was an entertaining television series starring Jerry Van Dyke (notwithstanding what later c...
Ancestral Discoveries · 1W ago

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: A Tribute to Your Mother

Well, it is the day before Mother's Day, so I should not have been surprised to see that Randy Seaver chose mothers as the theme for this week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: For this week'...
Ancestral Discoveries · 1W ago

Treasure Chest Thursday: Revisiting Louis Curdt's Legal Waiver

In March, I posted three transcriptions of Louis Curdt's 1885 waiver of dower of Elizabeth (Walz) Curdt.  At the time I came up with a couple of ideas for where the original might be.  It tu...
Ancestral Discoveries · 1W ago

Wordless Wednesday

Ancestral Discoveries · 2W ago

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: I Write Like . . . .

Randy Seaver has found another very . . . interesting challenge for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.  I'm not really sure what I think of this one and the outcome. Your mission this week, shou...