The Importance of Photographs – From the Desk of Future Generations

Today, we live in an instant world, our cameras are in our phones and we can take as many pictures as you want, stored digitally and printed basically at-will…..at home or via online ordering service. However, this wasn’t always the situation. Photography isn’t as old as you may think. Photography was only invented in 1839…

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Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

For anyone that knows or has asked how my genealogy research has been going lately knows that my focus has been on the search for a picture of Joseph Klump Jr. This search has been going on for years at this point. It hasn’t been completely fruitless as I’ve found a sketch of his father,…

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Thoughts From David Letterman Inspired This Post

I used to watch Late Night with David Letterman and I always found him entertaining, funny and educational in a way that didn’t seem “over my head”. He was always articulate and insightful. It was disappointing when he retired from late night television. I was excited when I saw he had a new show on…

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Another Tale of Two Cousins

A while back, I wrote a blog that outlined how I determined that my brother is related to my best friend. It wasn’t obvious at first and was quite the surprise. Now, her family tree has provided another surprise. I’m related to her as well!

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2017 – A Year In Review

2017 Was a Busy but Productive Year! I don’t post much on this blog but that doesn’t mean I’m not around doing something. I did a lot professionally in the marketing and genealogy world to the benefit of many. For the marketing aspect, I’ve picked up a variety of contract projects. A Masters Touch Painting, Broomfield,…

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The Grave Site of Louisa M. Trask

This blog has nothing to do with my family history but it’s an adventure that I went on while visiting Salem, Massachusetts Labor Day weekend 2015. I visited the Burying Point Cemetery in historical Salem as I’ve always been interested in the history of the area (mainly the witch trials and the complete absurdity of the…

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I Am My Work, Not My Resume

Working on a special project through Facebook this morning, I came across this quote “You are not your resume, you are your work.” – Seth Godin. I’m not overly familiar with Seth Godin so I did some Googling and was impressed by his professional career as a bestselling author and marketing professional. What does this quote mean…

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The Sewing Machine Adventure Part 2

It’s here!  It’s finally here! Built by the White Sewing Machine Company. Serial Number FR248434 manufactured in Cleveland, Ohio in 1909. The sewing machine arrived on July 27th in the same condition that it was in when I picked it up.  Kudos to the shipper for taking extremely good care of the machine on its trip….

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