My Mother Does Not Abide Photography

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I am reading a surprisingly wonderful biography called The Rocket Girl.  It’s about Mary (Sherman) Morgan, American’s first female rocket scientist.  She worked for a company that did government contracts during the infancy of space race. Her many achievements included an inventing the rocket fuel used in our first rockets.  Many of her contributions were … Continued

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Do you have new immigrants?

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I’ve been researching for over 20 years.  In that time, I’ve lamented that some people have an easier time researching  than me because their ancestors came here before the American Revolution.  There lines have been researched and then researched again.  My brother-in-law not only has La Grange’s in America back to the 1600s but he … Continued

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Ancestry.com Doesn’t Offer Much for Hawaiian Researchers

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Today is my pet peeve day.  For the umpteenth time, I’ve heard a Portuguese Hawaiian genealogist (i.e. someone researching their Portuguese roots in Hawaii) tell me that they bought a subscription to ancestry.com and they “can’t find anything!”  UGH!  I hate those words. Let me start by saying, this isn’t a slam at ancestry.com.  Ancestry.com … Continued

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