Category: Miscellaneous

February Genealogy To-Do

Perhaps the most important thing I need to do this month is not directly a genealogy project, but certainly is related to my ability to do online genealogy research.  My body has a love/hate relationship with the computer, currently hitting

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Jeanette Yellin Serling (1904-1999)

I wrote years ago about the Yellin children and a brief summary of their arrivals in the U.S. (here), but am prompted to write more about Jeanette (Scheine Toby) today. Recently Cousin Ron (another family researcher) has sent around an

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January Genealogy To-Do – 2017

Happy New Year everyone!  Here’s to a wonderful year for all of us! I just briefly scanned my last year’s January post and see I have not managed to focus on at least one of the goals I set.  Specifically,

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December Genealogy To-Do

I can’t believe that it is already December!  This year is going so fast!  November passed nicely, with a lovely Thanksgiving family get-together just last week, and a few genealogy tasks accomplished. For this month I have just a couple

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A Pioneer Story: Pioneer Days, Part 3, Life in Iowa

Having made it through their first winter in Iowa, J.W. and Laura were ready to take up the spring work of clearing some land for a garden and then more land to be planted in grain in the fall.  They

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