Sandy on October 30th, 2010

The Celts, who lived about 2000 years ago in what we now know today as the United Kingdom and Ireland, celebrated New Year on November 1st. They believed that on the night before New Year the boundary between the worlds of the living and the world of the dead became blurred. It was at this […]

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Sandy on October 27th, 2010

The following is an announcement for a two-hour workshop is scheduled to take place in Port St. Lucie, Florida on Saturday, January 22, 2011.  Debbie Duay, renowned genealogist, author, and Florida resident will share her expertise with others at a two-hour workshop, open to the public, for an admission fee of $5.00. I wish I […]

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Kaolin is a soft white alumina-silicate mineral, which is a necessary ingredient in the making of fine china. It is also known as “China clay” because the Chinese were the first to refine the process. Kaolin gets its name from the Chinese word Kau-ling, which means high ridge. The Cherokee name for kaolin is unaker, […]

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Sandy on October 25th, 2010

Very recently a friend mentioned to me that she’d like to do some ancestral research, but didn’t feel like starting out by paying the prices charged by some of the bigger search sites. She was also upset about the sites who offered free searches that aren’t really free. You’ve probably seen those introductory offers where […]

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Most of us remember the national outrage when it was reported in June that the Arlington National Cemetery had misplaced or misidentified more than 200 grave sites.   I was reminded that the situation is still simmering when I read today in the Federal News Radio’s DoD Report that workers at Arlington National Cemetery are to […]

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Sandy on October 21st, 2010

The former mayor of Galveston, Texas, Lyda Ann Thomas, along with 22 others from across the nation,  is being honored by the National Trust at the National Trust and Preservation Conference being held next week in Austin, Thomas is being honored for her preservation efforts after Hurricane Ike ravaged Galveston in 2008. Hurricane Ike was […]

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