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Grand Genealogy Tour: Denver!

Editor’s Note: It doesn’t usually take nearly 30 days on Amtrak to get from Salt Lake City to Denver.  A funny thing happened on our virtual tour: real life, i.e., work, family, health.  But we expect t continue the tour, with interspersed other stuff. We’ll make it to our next stop, Kansas City, a bit quicker! The California Zephyr  rolls …Continue reading →

The Grand Genealogy Journey 2010 (Virtual Edition) Starts Anew

Believe it or don’t, but it’s been three years since the Big Train Trip.  I’m really ready to go again, but circumstances currently won’t allow that.  So we started to lay out our virtual genealogical dream trip traveling via Amtrak and other conveyances.  We ran into a set of difficulties soon after the beginning of the trip.  As a result, …Continue reading →

Good Schools A Staple of Ancestors’ Lives

This was produced for the 17th edition of “Smile for the Camera” I really don’t have much in the way of  photographs on my ancestors’ school days.   I have in the past posted school census records from the very early twentieth century in Milam County, Texas, where my gg-grandmother and her descendants lived.  But I know virtually nothing about my …Continue reading →

Why I Blog–Reason No. 1 and Reason No. 776,002

Several weeks ago, in a post called Happy Dance Days are Here Again, I posted some photographs. The photos were of Frank Gines and his wife Willie V. Cole Gines, and their children. Frank Gines (1883-1946) was a son of Richard William Gines (1860-?) and Sylvia LeJay Gines (1863-1940). One of Frank’s younger brothers was my grandfather, William Edward Gines …Continue reading →

The Demise of Another Great One

The Rocky Mountain News breathed its last breath on Friday, February 27, 2009.  It was less than sixty days shy of its 150th birthday, having first appeared on April 23, 1859.  The Rocky’s demise comes almost exactly a year after the end of its E.W. Scripps Co. sibling, the Albuquerque Tribune (see obit here). Scripps CEO Rich Boehne said The …Continue reading →

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