Grave obsessions

Murder and mayhem in my family tree
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My grandmother told me the story of her parents' foray into the restaurant business. it didn't end well!
Who was Harold T. Uphouse?
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Harold T. Uphouse. The “T.” stood for his middle name, Theodore, but some people simply called him “Tee.” (He was an avid golfer.) His second wife, Sible, called him Hal. Regardless of what name he went by, he was my mother’s father.
Across the pond…letters from Norway
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Who is Ranveig Helland? And who are the people she talks about - Marit and Annie Gravdal? What else does this card say? Those were the questions I pondered when my grandfather's second cousin, Sandra Hesse, allowed me to scan this and many other photos and documents held by other family members.
Comin’ full circle – back to RootsMagic!
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My first genealogy software was back in the early 1990s. It was a nothing-day gift from my mom, and as I recall, cost at least a couple hundred dollars. The program was called Roots, and thus began my love of computers - and genealogy database applications!
3820 37th Ave S – yup, that’s the place!
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Lot 6. Block 6 Lawndale ad[dition] $850. John O. Veland bought this property in 1913, and the Minneapolis Morning Tribune published the transfer of real estate into his possession on the 5th of December.
The Story, the pictures and the facts!
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Stories. My grandmother told many of them.
In memory of James W. Christopherson
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People in our lives have the ability to impact us in big ways we cannot anticipate. For me, James W. Christopherson was one of those people.
Harriet Luzetta Day
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Harriet Luzetta (Day) Freeman (1812-1887/8) was the second daughter born to Aaron and Martha (Tibbetts) Day. The sister of my 2nd great grandmother, Cynthia (Day) Bursley, Harriet had a unique perspective of the family; she was raised by her paternal uncle and aunt, Nathaniel and Sarah Day.
Mrs. means married…..or does it?
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There are challenges when we view history through the lens of modern times. Take the marriage record shown here, for example, in which "Mrs." Sarah Greenleaf weds Benjamin Bradstreet.
Seeing double: two lines to my Mayflower ancestors!
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My grandmother was proud of her New England heritage. While she didn't know much beyond the names of her maternal grandparents, Albert Stanwood and Lavina Bursley, she had been told growing up that our ancestors came on the Mayflower.
Simeon Spencer of Truro and Provincetown, Massachusetts
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Seafaring Simeon, another Revolutionary War patriot, lived on what is now known as Cape Cod. His story comes in part from Gibson's H.M.S. Somerset.
Stanwood homestead
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In 1844, Benjamin Stanwood purchased Lot 25 and the eastern half of Lot 24 in Township No. 2 Indian Purchase, now known as Woodville, Penobscot County, Maine. It is here he was enumerated on the 1850 census with his family. Where was his homestead?
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