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It’s always so nice to read a heartwarming article when current climate of finger pointing and lies in a quest for power has reached the point where people actually view their actions with disgust. This particular story started in nasty actions by some vandals who broke headstones at Felts Mills cemetery near Potstdam, New York […]

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It’s amazing to know that 13.5 million people lived in New York in 1940. It was the country’s biggest state at that time and the census pages are chock full of fascinating folks. Ancestry.com has now just launched the 1940 U.S. Federal Census Index for the Empire State, which now joins the District of Columbia, […]

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Being a member of The National Genealogical Association (NGS) is a real learning experience and a fountainhead  of information for anyone interested in family history research and genealogy.  A few days ago NGS  announced the appointment of  Teresa Koch-Bostic of Mineola, New York, to the Board of Directors. Terry is a professional genealogist who specializes […]

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Sandy on September 11th, 2011

Shanksville Pennsylvania The Pentagon

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This post is not about an ancient Chinese dynasty it’s an amazing story of the genealogy of New York’s Wu-Tang Clan, an infamous organization with roots in Staten Island, New York.  It’s only one of the subcultures that arose as masses of Chinese and Southeast Asian immigrants flooded to New York in search of better lives. […]

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Two hundred and thirty-four years ago today, the independent state of New York elected its first governor, Brigadier General George Clinton. In addition to being New York’s longest-serving governor, he was also the longest-serving governor of the United States. Clinton held the post from 1777-1795 and again from 1801-1804. He was also elected to the […]

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Sandy on April 27th, 2011

The mid 18th century was a time when Scots led the world in every field.  It was an intellectual revolution that that included physicist Joseph Black, geologist James Hutton, and economist Adam Smith. In literature Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns were without peer and the subject of this article Sir Henry Raeburn, a portraitist, […]

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It’s 150 years since the first battle of Bull Run, one of the highlights of the anniversary  of the Civil War, which illuminated  a small band of Scottish men who played a crucial role in the most brutal conflict in the history of the United States. The group, named the 79th New York Highland Regiment, […]

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