Time to Tally Up Your Family Tree for 2016

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New Years is an excellent time to tally up your family tree for 2016. The goal of this exercise is to calculate the percentage of ancestors you know of up to your 7th great grandparents.   I’ve added a little guide to calculating your family tree in less than an hour if you have a […]

Weekend Finds

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Genie Dance!!! ! Came across a blog post this weekend about one of my favorite maternal 2nd great grandfathers, Robert Keller and <gasp>… I did not write it. I’ve collected Keller Ink bottles, crocks, ads, and random kick-knacks since high school so seeing a new ad was the highlight of my day. Kaul Glove Factory / […]

The Unfortunate End Of Lyman Thorp

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    Over the years, there have been quite a few collateral relatives, for one reason or another, I’ve semi adopted. One in particular, Lyman Thorp, has always been one of my favorites. Born in Watertown, New York in 1827, Lyman was the third son of Ebenezer Hudson and Lucinda (Gray) Thorp. He led a […]

McConville Family Fight Goes to the Michigan Supreme Court

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Perhaps if my 3rd GGM didn’t dress her son as a pimp at 11 yrs old, maybe he wouldn’t have flaunted rolls of cash & worn sparkling diamonds. William McConville was a life-long bachelor.