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MM 3-20 The Back Road to Dayton from Virginia City

Leanne Cole’s theme this week for her Monochrome Madness Challenge is Road. I have decided that my entry this week should be a monochrome version of a photo I took way back in late October of 2007 during a week-end … Continue reading

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My German Heritage — Part Two, My Great Greats

In the 1990s I began to do some genealogical research on my great great grandparents. The only facts I had to work with were those that I gleaned from my great grandfather William Theler’s death certificate: (1) that his parents … Continue reading

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We Travel to Meet People

There are three types of people we usually meet when we travel. First of all, there are the locals. In our case, these are usually hotel and restaurant employees and bus drivers and taxi drivers. Oh, and vendors and retail … Continue reading

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Where did my Kennys come from?

Six of my eight great grandparents were born in Ireland and I have been able to determine their birthplaces down to the county level for five of the six. And for two of the six I have actually visited their … Continue reading

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My Dad’s Last Words

During the parade and celebration today (in case you haven’t heard, the Giants won the World Series!) I thought of my Dad.  Don Dwyer was a die-hard Giants fan for 42 years but he died in 2000, ten years too … Continue reading

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The Muckles of Bodie

My great grandparents Tom Muckle and Bessie Gallagher lived most of their lives in Virginia City, Nevada where they were married in 1871. Tom died there in 1922. Bessie moved to San Francisco with her daughter Maggie and family in … Continue reading

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Searching for the birthplace of our Gallaghers in Ireland

My wife and I spent five weeks in Ireland in 2002 looking for the birthplaces of my six great grandparents who were born in Ireland. We spent a week in County Down with some Muckle relatives who showed us around … Continue reading

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Breakthrough on Belduke Brick Wall

I hit a brick wall several years ago on my Belduke / Bolduc line but just recently that wall began to crumble! A couple of weeks ago I read in one of my Rootsweb mailing lists that the LDS folks … Continue reading

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