Category Archives: What’s My Niche, Anyway?

Posts here will be concerned with my personal genealogical research into the families which gave rise to me and my wife.

Many, many projects!

One of the things about being unemployed/retired (or whatever you want to call it) that has always surprised me to hear people say is that they are much busier than when they had a day job.  That is beginning to … Continue reading

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TGIFriday

It is Friday, a chilly and sunny morning here in the SC Lowcountry.   And, glory be, all the new floors are down and the furniture is being moved back in as I type this message.  Boxes that were packed up … Continue reading

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Awaiting the storm

Good morning! I’m sharing a cuppa coffee [_]7 with you this morning as I await the arrival of the ice/snow that is forecast for later today in the SC Lowcountry.  It’s chilly outside, and the temp is dropping.  The weatherpeople … Continue reading

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Fighting Technology

Well, it has been one of those mornings. My Seagate external drive that was being used to back up all our computers has now malfunctioned.  I have an extra one, thank heavens, but now I have to re-do the settings … Continue reading

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Monday Morning… Genealogy Society Meetings Are Good

Good morning, all! Hope everyone is doing well on this MLK Birthday celebration day.  If you’re off work for  the holiday, congratulations.  If you still have to work, my sympathies go out to you  🙂 I attended the monthly meeting … Continue reading

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South Carolina Dower Laws

Today I continue to transcribe some land transactions from Lancaster County (formerly a part of now-defunct Craven County), South Carolina dated in the 1770s and 1780s.  They involve the “lease and release” of a parcel of land originally granted to … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Day 2013 (11 November 2013)

Join me in remembering the veterans we all have in our family tree on this day which is set aside for doing that very thing.  As imperfect as we think our country might be, our ancestors fought for the freedoms … Continue reading

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A new beginning

Well, today is the day.  My last day as a medical researcher at the Medical University of South Carolina.  Tomorrow I start full-time into genealogical research.  Here’s hoping I have new and interesting stories to discover for clients.  I’m looking … Continue reading

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First publication??? (14 Sep 2012)

Well, folks, I’m not sure if it qualifies as me being “published”, but I just got my latest issue (Vol XL, Number 3, August 2012) of the “Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County” today.  On the last … Continue reading

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Monday afternoon after 5 days off (9 Jul 2012)

(Originally posted 9 July 2012) Hope the world is treating you all well and that you are keeping cool.  As in the rest of the country, it is HOT in the SC Lowcountry.  My computer says it is now 99 … Continue reading

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