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The Bounty of the Internet and the Kindness of Strangers

Some days I become tired and discouraged about trying to produce a blog post every two weeks.  When I have the time to write something I consider interesting or useful I would like it to be read. Sometimes it feels

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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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The Two Jessie Martins

There were two Jessie Martins, one was a flesh and blood woman born in October of 1873 and the other was a Great Lakes schooner built in Muskegon, Michigan in 1881. This is their story. The Martins were Scotch-Irish.  They

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