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This week's legacy question is, "Who is your favorite ancestor and why?"   I don't actually have a "favorite ancestor", but I have chosen to write about my great, great, great, great grandfather, Burrell Price. Burrell Price was born in 1810 in what is now called Mecklinburg County, North Carolina....

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When Family History Missionaries were called and sent out to the world, they were sent to serve in local Family History Centers.  The missionaries were trained by a selected staff at the Brigham Young University (BYU) Family History Center.  It was a huge task and it impacted the library operation...

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December 22, 2013 Santa Fe New Mexico So maybe now I have some answers to why I am drawn to this area of the country and have been coming out here so frequently since being in my 20's. And why I have spent hundreds of hours trying to learn how...

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Written by W.A. Adams (William Albert) When every pool in Eden was a mirror Which unto Eve her dainty charms proclaimed She went undraped without a single fear, or Thought that she had cause to be ashamed.   'Twas after she had eaten of the apple Her eyes were opened...

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On the road...again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   An Old Photo From Home Ask who? what? where? when? why? and how? ...and a story starts to develop   The photo above was put into the hands of the Footloose Forester only a couple...

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I was very blessed to know all four of my grandparents.  I grew up next door to my dad's parents in Boxville, Kentucky.  Their names were Charles Henry Jenkins and Harpie Dera Jenkins, but we called them Daddy Monk and Mama Harpie.  They were very special to me because I...

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Peace of mind, a tolerant understanding heart Wisdom—faith and right thinking   All of these help make a successful life.   These with doing unto others, as we would have them do to us,   Is the way I do want to live.  ...

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  So lonely tonight, with so much of love and life past My memories go back--to happy busy days, The years have slipped by me so fast.   I live it all over and over again, When I had all my dear family with me But now they have families...

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Written by her daughter Florence Frank She was old, and often I called in to talk with her for a while and sometimes I would stay to give her daughter a chance to go out for the evening.  I was young, full of life and vigor, and in looking at...

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THE LIFE STORY OF ARTHUR CURTIS JOLLEY By Leland D Jolley   Arthur Curtis Jolley was born November 29,1885 in Mt. Carmel, Utah to William Jackson Jolley and Elisabeth Jenkensen Stolworthy. He was baptized July 4, 1892. The family lived in Mt. Carmel until 1897. It was here Arthur received...

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My grandmother, Em Turner Merritt Nickinson, with her three children, Betty, the oldest, Ted, far right and Em, my mother, as a toddler. My grandmother, Em Turner Merritt Nickinson, was not your typical grandmother by any stretch of the imagination. When my family came to Pensacola each summer for a...

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A Janisch Cousin brought me to this lovely country cemetery.  We found many ancestors.  When I remarked on that face, my cousin told me I was related to almost everyone in the cemetery.
When I started looking for ancestors I had no idea I would end up finding so much more.  It is my niche in the world, I decided, to find ancestors.  I get a feeling for what kind of family I am looking for and where they might go next.  Sometimes...

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My great grandfather George Albert Anderson was a pioneer of the transportation industry in Boston in the early 1900's.  He lived in Maine - born and died there - and always listed on the federal census for his hometown in Maine.  On the census report his occupation is given as...

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Our family car is famous! Did you know that the picture of a family in an old model car in the Boy Scouts of America Genealogy merit badge booklet is a picture of our family? The picture was taken in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey in about 1912. I can...

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Colin’s Input Dad left out quite a chunk of information here so I have inserted this to help bridge the gap. Anything I have put in is all in Italics. After Dad left the army I’m not sure when exactly, but Dad & Mum went to live in Dover and...

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It was in the town of Dover that I met Joyce. Once I started courting, the restrictions started getting hard, even in my cushy job at the Sergeants mess and found myself put on a charge quite often, having to be confined to barracks, 7 to 14 days at a...

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For the trip to Brentford we would stop off at the workingmen’s cafe for toast and dripping and pint pot of steaming hot tea. Then we would watch the auctioneer, once the selling started. We would come away most times with a different rig or horse. One time we got...

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When I arrived at Waterloo Station, couldn’t find mum so caught the train to Twick. (Twickenham) Had to wait outside the house, popped in to see Ada. Mum turned up a couple of hours later. Dad was with her too. He had come on leave. I didn’t get told off...

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The Rhondda Valley - Wales   We were at the house and in bed soon. The odd thing was that us two kids had to sleep together in a double bed. I’d never had to do that before, I’d always had my own bed, and well it was different. We...

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Richard’s War Years Getting to know a little bit more about what war was all about, seeing the bombing over towards Central London, air raid sirens going. The next-door neighbour had an air raid shelter in the back garden, we would go there and spend most of the night, mum...