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A Bit About the Bayou City: Houston, Texas

This isn’t a full-blown essay about Houston . . .but the city has come to mind several times over the past few weeks.  And that gave me an insight into genealogical research. Houston is home to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (“Mission Control”) and the renowned M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and The University of Texas Health Science Center At …Continue reading →

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William Edward Gines II (1953-2012)

My cousin, William Edward Gines II, passed away on October 12, 2012. He had heart disease. Generally known as “Eddie” or “William Edward,” he was named after our grandfather, William Edward Gines (1898-1955), who was also called “Eddie.”  His father was Alfred Eugene Gines (1930-2011) and his mother was Ida Mae Johnson, who survives him. Among his survivors are his …Continue reading →

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My Families in the 1940 Census, Part II

Once the indexing was completed I set about trying to find my families by name in the 1940 census. I concentrated on what I consider to be my four main lines: Manson, Gines, Bowie, and Bryant. My results were somewhat underwhelming. Gines family: I’ve already mentioned that I found my maternal grandmother and some of her children but that their …Continue reading →

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My Families in the 1940 Census

I was excited as anyone when  the 1940 census was released. I immediately went to work trying to find my families. I was a volunteer indexer through FamilySearch.org and I enjoyed that experience immensely.  It was great to be part of a worldwide network of people working towards the same goal. During the period of time before the indexing was …Continue reading →

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Once Again, There are No Easy Cases in Genealogy

As I’ve reviewed my recent research efforts, I found that I’ve got bits and pieces of things everywhere.  So the goal for the rest of the year is to bring those bits and pieces together, organize them, and see what we’ve really got. To do that I’m going to concentrate on the two “core” families, the Mansons and the Gines …Continue reading →

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This Mother of Mine: One of God’s Greatest Gifts

All good mothers come from God. Eventually God takes them back. I’ve been blessed to have mine remain here a while longer but that doesn’t cease my appreciation of her as a gift from God. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! A Portrait of My Mom Portions of this post appeared previously in July 2007 under the title “Mom’s Diamond Jubilee” Mom …Continue reading →

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Alfred E. Gines, 1930-2011

Alfred Eugene Gines, Sr., was called home on Tuesday, February 1, 2011.  He passed away in the presence of his wife Icy, at the John Knox Rehabilitation Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Alfred Gines was born on December 17, 1930.  He attended Lincoln High School in Kansas City, graduating in 1946.  He served in the United States Navy, and worked …Continue reading →

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GeneaBlogie 2011

What’s coming up on this blog? It goes without saying that here at GeneaBlogie, we regard the passing of 2010 with the attitude, “good riddance!” It was certainly not one of our better years.  But as the great Satchel Paige said, “Don’t look back, [it] may be gaining on you.”  So we look forward the to what’s coming up in …Continue reading →

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I Never Knew . . . .

As a kid growing up, I knew very few of my cousins.  In fact, I can recall meeting just three of them, all on my mother’s side, before I turned eighteen years old.  This was a consequence of the fact that our military family lived in places far away from where my parents grew up.  I used to wonder sometimes …Continue reading →

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Grand Genealogy Journey: Kansas City–Happy Birthday, Aunt Dee!

Fittingly we are in Kansas City on our Grand Genealogy Journey on the 70th birthday of Delorise Gines, Geneablogie’s original muse! Seems like just yesterday we were actually in KC celebrating your 50th! Hope you had a great day Aunt Dee!

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