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Time to Connect

The Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution, Mayflower Society, Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims all require applications that connect you to a historical figure in a particular situtation.  My first adventure doing this was for … Continue reading

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LiFe AfTeR DEATH

I have been toying around with the idea of starting a service to help people after they pass.  I would provide the ability to ensure that your stuff gets treated, and you if you wish, how you want it treated … Continue reading

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The Frost is off the Ground and Moving Day is at Hand

When I first started my family research I never thought I would be re-learning history.  I was a horrible history student.  In fact, I still dont think I could name all the states in North America.  I needed more clues.  After I … Continue reading

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Time for Something Mynderse

The tail of two genealogies.  It may have started with an english norm.  Apparently, when the dutch came to the new world, they came equiped with first names only.  The English, being organizers and catalogers demanded that they pic a … Continue reading

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McMindes

The history of McMindes in the US goes back to approximately 1730.  At that time there were McMynderse and Mynderse.  The saxon/german roots were Mynderse and previously Mense.  These were the invaders of brettaniai.  War L0rds conquering a land to be … Continue reading

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MY DNA

A cousin of mine suggested that my great great grandmother was a whore.  Being  the person that I am, thus started my journey.  At 16 instead of going to the game or out with friends, I chose to take a … Continue reading

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political banter

I am greatly sorry for having to add this here with our family searches.  I am military and from a long line of military families.  Want to end the endless fights.  We need to understand motivation.  1) Bring our boys … Continue reading

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Social Security Death Index

Wow, what a powerful resource.  The Social Security Death Index is a free search of the ones that have past and were lucky enough to have survived the last great depression (the one before 2008).  I periodically check the index … Continue reading

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Start with What you Know

The Federal Census is an easy way to start looking for your ancestors.  The 1940 census will be available in April of 2012 making the start a little easier for this generation.  It should help greatly for finding post WWI and … Continue reading

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My New World

Finding my way in the cyber wilderness is much like a pioneer making thier way to the brave new world.  Closing my eyes and leaning forward.  Lets see where this goes.

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