Author Archives: chmjr2

All Dressed Up With Someplace To Go

      This summer I visited the Penn Yan Craft Market which is located in the Finger Lakes region in New York. They had vendor after vendor selling all types of handcrafted items that took more talent to make … Continue reading

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Walking With Giants

  It was the above picture of a newspaper page that fueled the idea of this blog post. I had used this image in an earlier post. When I studied this newspaper page, I was reminded of the many people … Continue reading

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Green-Wood Cemetery Where Ancestors Await You

  Last spring I was reading my local newspaper when an article caught my eye. It was regarding a cemetery in New York City that has compiled over 160 biographies of people who served during World War 1 and that … Continue reading

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Quilts, Cemeteries, Snowflakes or Genealogy Fun in Pictures

A quilt show was to take place in Plattsburgh, N.Y. so plans were made to attend. To be honest, I do not need much of a reason to visit my old hometown. This trip would be a perfect way to … Continue reading

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Hard Times and a Hard Man

  Recently my wife and I traveled to Potter County in Pennsylvania to visit family, three cousins on my father’s side to be precise. They are Susan who I met while researching my family a few years ago, the second … Continue reading

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This is another of what I call a front porch picture. It is of three brothers Edward Lyon, Charles Lyon, and Robert Lyon. Edward and Charles were my wife’s uncles while Robert was her father. Edward was born in 1916, … Continue reading

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Monuments to Lost Libraries

“Whenever an elder dies, a library burns down.”   Most of us have heard the above saying in one form or another. If there is any truth to this saying (I believe it holds much truth) then perhaps the above … Continue reading

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