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Not All Women Are Mothers

On this Mother’s Day 2012 my thoughts have turned to the women in our families who were not mothers. Today motherhood is a choice, many women both married and unmarried live fulfilling lives without children, but what about our ancestors. 

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Genealogy Time Capsule

     Once again I am writing this blog surrounded by construction debris and piles of dust.  Having unearthed my computer from its protective cocoon of plastic wrap has allowed the dust to colonize yet another area of the house and

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Where Young Ladies Lived

My mother-in-law, Marian Costello Cole, graduated from the University of Washington in 1936.  She went off to San Francisco, rented an apartment with a friend,  and went to work. She stayed in San Francisco until my father-in-law came to marry

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Joseph Alexander Mackey Edward Savage Cole–Really?

Really. This is what I found on familysearch.org under Irish Births and Baptisms.  Joseph Alexander Mackey Edward Savage Cole is the man known to my husband and his siblings as Edwin Savage Cole, their grandfather. Edwin or Joseph or whoever

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Epidemic!

                        This week would have been my mother’s 101st birthday.  She died in January, 2010 at the age of 99.  My mother-in-law died six weeks later at the age

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