Category Archive: What’s going On

Dec 03

Treasure Chest Thursday – The Service Flag

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Treasures and CuriositiesYou may or may not be familiar with the Blue Star Mothers, an organization of mothers of service members. I recently read the history of the Blue Star Mothers, and learned that the group was organized in Flint, Michigan. I am a Michigander, …

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Nov 20

Honoring My Mother

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Mother left us for a better place on June 6, 2007. I was fine for a while, and the not fine, and then fine. I rode the roller coaster of life and found joy in daily routine, family and friends, my garden and my genealogical research. A year ago today we buried her ashes at …

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Nov 10

Until We Meet Again

Papa’s Dad left us nine years ago today. In many ways, it seems like yesterday, but it was not yesterday. Our niece, who is his youngest granddaughter, had traveled the distance between a little girl and a teen. We have two granddaughters he never saw or held. Our youngest grandson does not remember him, and …

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Nov 06

Michigan Electronic Library and Michigan Electronic Catalog — A Survey

You remember last summer, right? Members of two pretty main-stream groups, genealogists and librarians protested in support of the Library of Michigan when funding was threatened. The Department of History, Arts and Libraries was abolished, the Library of Michigan and the services it provides were moved to the Michigan Department of Education. Some subtle changes …

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Oct 14

Family Tree Magazine’s 40 Best Genealogy Blogs

I was truly surprised and amazed to find my little log of pontification listed among the nominations for the Family Tree Magazine’s 40 best Genealogy Blogs. Around my household, we get a little tired of those who know everything, and want to share it with everyone. It is no wonder I started writing about my …

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Sep 12

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Get Carded!

With a tip of the hat to Randy for his suggestion, and Sheri for having a Simply Brilliant Idea, here is my genealogy trading card!

Sep 12

The Library and Archives of Michigan, What Now?

This is an article which contains my opinion, and my opinion only. Governor Granholm has amended her original Executive Order (EO 2009-36) with an additional Executive Order, 2009-43. Both the orders can be read here. I have read several articles regarding this amendment, but most of the recent press coverage has focused on Last Thursday’s …

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Sep 03

I Did It! (Almost)

Remember the box, and the resolution to enter all the data into my genealogy database? On June 6th, I checked how I was doing, and found that I had fallen miserably short on the data entry end of things. When I assessed my progress on August 2th, I was feeling a little better about the …

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Aug 24

Library of Michigan, Department of History, Arts and Libraries

I received a copy of this message, originally sent by the Michigan Genealogical Council. I am quoting it without comment, you all know my opinion. Please contact the senators listed below, and your own Senators today: Senator Cameron Brown has introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 18, which if passed by a 2/3 majority in the State …

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Jun 06

Puckerbrush Award of Excellence

Julie has awarded me the Puckerbrush Award of Excellence! The award was created in honor of genealogy blogger Janice Brown by Terry Thornton, author of “Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi”, who explained that “Janice told us all about the word ‘puckerbrush’ in an article she posted August 27, 2007 at “Cow Hampshire”. Terry elaborated …

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