Author Archives: chmjr2

The Hidden Life of Raymond Stone

Long ago, I made a vow to myself to learn the story of what happened to my father’s family and what happened to each of his brothers and sisters. I had no idea it would take me over 50 years … Continue reading

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Family Pictures Found–Unidentified!

Originally posted on Heart of a Southern Woman:
A recently discovered family picture with  no one identified. We are working to identify  these people! Family pictures and portraits–don’t you love them!?  A couple weeks ago, my sister found a small…

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The Cost of Genealogy

The above picture represents what many of us put into our genealogy research, time, and money. I believe that if we wish to have a complete as possible family history, then we will have to utilize both of these resources. … Continue reading

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What You Find in the Tall Grass

Here is one more example of what I call front porch pictures family photographs taken outside. The people shown in the above photograph are members of the Holcomb family from Isle LaMotte, Vermont.  Sandy, my wife, and I were going … Continue reading

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The Cook

In the right-hand upper corner of New York State, you will find Lake Champlain. Most people would be surprised at the vast history of this lake. It has been the site of significant battles going back to the French and … Continue reading

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It Would be Nice to Look at You

While cleaning out some of the many files on my computer, I ran across the above picture. I had found it on Find A Grave a while back and saved it as it marks the graves of my Great Aunt … Continue reading

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Slaves in the Backyard

Sometimes a story that needs to be told could be right outside your door. Perhaps you just failed to comprehend, or it just grew too familiar and as a result, gave it no real thought. This post is a small … Continue reading

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