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Find an Image that Defines the Life of a Family Member

The New York Times is launching a new project, “The Lives They Lived: Share Your Photos,” asking the public to contribute a photograph representing the life of a family member or close friend who died this past year. For our … Continue reading

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Uncovering the Myths and Truths in Our Family Tree

In Columbus Colonists’ Despair Revealed (print version) from Discovery News, it appears to be confirmed that Columbus faked the wealth of his discovery of the new world. The first silver ever extracted from coarser materials by Europeans in the New … Continue reading

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History of Portland, Oregon, Helps Genealogists

Genealogy Help (GenHelp) has just released a History of Portland, Oregon as part of their ongoing emphasis on the history of Oregon Genealogy. The new manuscript for History of Portland, Oregon can be found on the Access Genealogy website, and … Continue reading

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History of the USS Arizona

My grandfather, Howard W. West, serviced on the USS Arizona in the 1920s. Going through his photograph album from that time period, as well as his USS Arizona Log Book (1924-1925), I still found I have so little information to … Continue reading

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History of the San Diego Marine Base

Leatherneck Forum – A base is born in San Diego reports on the history of the development of the San Diego Marine base. If you have an ancestor who served in the Marines on the West Coast of the United … Continue reading

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Snohomish County: An Illustrated History Book

Snohomish County: An Illustrated History Book

It took ten years but the amazing book on the history of Snohomish County, Washington, is now available. “Snohomish County: An Illustrated History” features 432 pages packed with geological, environmental, historical, social, and political history of Snohomish County. There are … Continue reading

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Soap Opera Life: Lula Bell Louella Brunner Pinder Parrett, Mystery Ancestor

Faked marriage. Many marriages. Divorce. Adultry. Drugs and alcohol. Mental illness. Abandoned children. Orphanages. All this soap opera material adds up to our major mystery ancestor: Lula Bell/Louella Brunner Pinder West Moorhause/Morehouse Parrett. It’s really tough when much of the … Continue reading

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1925 Santa Barbara Earthquake – US Marines on Guard

On June 29, 1925, an earthquake shook most of the city and surrounding area of Santa Barbara, California, almost to the ground. On the Pacific Coast, backed by the Santa Ynez Mountains, and part of the famous California earthquake zone, … Continue reading

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Learning About American War: World War I

I’ve been going through current events recently, trying to match the events of the world as well as local events with different time periods in the history of my family. Having grown up with the events of World War II … Continue reading

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Nicholas Knapp Descendents

The following family tree is based upon the facts as best we know them. This is not a complete family tree, nor is it finished. It is not to be used as proof but as a guide to helping you … Continue reading

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