Category Archive: What’s going On

Feb 21

The Incredible Shrinking Task – and Another Correction

I am down to 575 items to enter into my database. I have not worked on that task much since I last reported in. I did make a trip up to my hometown of Cadillac, Michigan, and looked through a large collection of yearbooks that the high school librarian there has archived. The earliest one …

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Feb 01

More on the Murrays

I left off with the saga of Eliza J. Murray’s name, or names as the case may be. In earlier days before a birth certificate or some other legal ID was required for everything, there are many cases of names being changed, or people using a different variation of their name on every record we …

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Jan 23

Progress

I am happy to report that I have entered data from 279 of my collected files, meaning that I have 1140 left to do. I have entered data 12 separate sittings in the 5 days since I posted about the problem. The most interesting thing I have entered is a transcription from pages of my …

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Jan 19

Genealogy?

I’ve spent the last couple of years immersed in my genealogy society, trying to assist in a number of ways. I woke up one morning in December and realized that I had not worked on my own projects for some time. Well, that’s not exactly true, I have continued to collect information, but I haven’t …

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Mar 09

Cleaning Up

I received unexpected contact with a second cousin of Papa’s the other day. This does not happen too often, so I was surprised. I was doubly surprised that our new cousin asked permission to use a photo that was posted on my Find-a-Grave site. It was not my photo, it was one that a kind …

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Nov 03

Genealogy Road Trip

Wow, the day has finally arrived. I am headed out on a short road trip. Stop one, D2’s house. I have some grandchildren to see. I have been wondering how the new school year is going for them; this is my opportunity to hear what they have to say. I am also looking forward to …

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Sep 14

Pickin’ On Cystic Fibrosis – September 16-18, 2010

I have written about this before, three times, perhaps more than that. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic lung disease , about which much is known. But there is no cure, and having the disease is a death sentence. I first learned about CF when a CF baby was born to neighborhood family, in 1973, about …

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Jul 13

Remembering Dad

I have a bundle of things to do today, but I am barely treading water. The reason is that my father died on July 13, 1979, 31 years ago today. Somehow, that 31 years seems like a long time, but the events seem like they happened yesterday. James Austin Yearnd, Sr., 1927-1979 I remember the …

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May 26

Troy Irish Genealogy Society

Last week when I was out in New York, I enjoyed a dinner meeting of the Troy Irish Genealogy Society. Why, you ask, would I traipse off to a meeting, when I am not a member, and do not know a soul? It comes down to the TIGS website. Well, perhaps it is the information …

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May 25

A Little About Mable Dickinson

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Funeral Register

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Funeral RegisterI arrived home with big plans to get things done. You all know about that, I think. I wanted to enter all my data, transcribe all I found, enter correct sources, and see if I could reach any conclusions. By the …

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