Halloween

Sandy on October 31st, 2013

The Celts, those interesting and mysterious folks who lived about 2000 years ago in what is known 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. […]

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Sandy on October 30th, 2013

As I’ve often mentioned on SpittalStreet.com, gravestones and obituaries are useful tools to add meaningful and hard to find information to your family tree. Obituaries are among the few places that usually include a woman’s maiden as well as her married name together. This makes it easier to track down female ancestors. They also often […]

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Sandy on October 31st, 2012

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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Well, now we know eccentricity and dark humor is not a product of this generation. Ancestry.com has published a cool article for Halloween by Paul Rawlins. Happy Halloween! “Who would name their daughter Halloween? According to the 1920 (and 1930) U.S. census, that would be John and Ollie Hildebrand of Freeborn Township, Missouri, for one […]

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Sandy on October 31st, 2011

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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