Tag Archives: genealogy

Back to Galesburg

The response to yesterday’s post about my familial connection to the Swedish expatriate community of Galesburg was so overwhelmingly positive that I thought I’d spend a little more time in the archives this evening and share a few more facts about my immigrant family’s past in Illinois. First, I should correct something that I said […]

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The Swedes of Galesburg

Earlier this evening, I was thinking about my grandmother who passed away this last May, and I decided to scroll back through the photos I’d taken the last time I was with her. Well, there among all of the photos I’d taken of her and Clementine, was this one of the telegram that she’d sent […]

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Since when does Facebook charge a dollar to send a message?

Admittedly, I don’t follow Facebook that closely. I know that, since the company “went public” a while ago, there’s been a huge push to monetize each and every element of their now ubiquitous platform, but I was totally caught off-guard this morning when, attempting to send a note to a woman who had left a […]

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Maynards of East Kentucky

I know it’s a bit of a reach, but if anyone in the audience has an extra copy of The Maynards of East Kentucky laying around, I’d love to borrow it. In case you can’t read the small print, this is what’s written at the bottom of the cover… “On Brushy Creek in 1813, James […]

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