When I discovered King Edward I of England was my ancestor I made a point to purchase a hammered silver penny of him a quarter century ago. What a fascinating way to touch history from the time of my ancestor from centuries past. When my daughters were born I made sure I purchased a U.S. […]Read more "Can you spare a Penny for your Ancestors? Collecting Coins of your Family Tree."
In 1925 my widowed Grandmother Lillian Mae (Poor) MacDonald (1896-1980) would marry her second husband. This marriage to British born John Samuel Lea (1901-1965) in Dorchester, Massachusetts would bring into this world my own mother Joan Lois. Also in this union would be born my uncles John George “Buddy” Lea; Ralph Clarence Lea; Robert Edward […]Read more "Remembering my non-Grandfather Daniel"
Being a genealogist I started looking at joining various hereditary societies over the years. I am honored to be a life member of the New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati; Massachusetts Sons of the Revolution; as well as recently joining as a member of the Boston Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution via […]Read more "What is your reason for joining a Military hereditary society?"
One day while home from elementary school we had a surprise visitor carrying an old book that changed my life. It was 1976 and I was seven years and currently in the First grade. At that point in my life cartoons, playing with my toys, and school were my weekly routine. That all changed when […]Read more "Tracing my family tree at the age of seven"
After deciding to launch a blog on genealogy and history I had various ideas on what to write about – but deciding what to call it was difficult. Friends and colleagues tried to advise me. But I chose today to use the name given to me by my friends – my other family. In the […]Read more "Why “The Past Finder” for a blog name?"
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