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  • William B. Coon – Soldier in the War of 1812 July 31, 2014
    In a previous post, I told the story of David Coon, the fourth great grandfather to my children Erin and Stuart, and his service and death in the Civil War. His father, William B. Coon (about 1789 to August 25, 1854) was also a soldier, but in his case he served in the War of […]
  • Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions, 29 July, 2014 July 29, 2014
    Following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions up to and including 29 July, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, Censuses, 1800-1945 Korea Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2012 Spain Spain, Diocese of Lugo, Catholic Parish Records, 1550-1930 United States Idaho, Southeast Counti […]
  • What happened to William Read Kirk after the devastating Ohio State Penitentiary fire of 1930? July 29, 2014
    The whereabouts of William Read Kirk after the Ohio State Penitentiary fire of 1930 is a fascinating and ongoing mystery for our family. After the death of my husband’s grandmother Louise Reynolds (nee Froemling) in 1989, family members received numerous documents, photos and pieces of correspondence that were found amongst her effects. Although Louise had [ […]
  • Sir William ap Thomas and Gwladus ferch Dafydd Gam July 26, 2014
    Sir William ap Thomas Herbert, (21st great grandfather to my children) was born about 1390 to Sir Thomas ap Gwilyn (1360-1438) and Maud de Morley (1375-    ). Sir William ap Thomas first married Elizabeth (or Isabel) Bluet (1380-1420), daughter of Sir John Bluet of Raglan Manor and Katherine Wogan, and widow of Sir James Berkeley. […]
  • Top outdoor adventures for modern kids. July 31, 2014
    Research by the National Trust indicates that more than four in five adults believe their children spend less time playing outside than they did at their age. The new age of computer games as well as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] […]
  • Re-using barn doors in your decor. July 29, 2014
    Re-using barn doors, a beautiful and practical decor option as they are one of the top trends in DIY right now. Depending on the finish, any barn door can be made to fit the style of any home,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] […]
  • Is sending a greeting card still worthwhile? The reasons it matters. July 29, 2014
    Is the act of sending a greeting card a dying form of communication? With all of the social media and technology available today, many people are skipping the traditional greeting card, instead... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] […]
  • Mark, salmon roe, and his cats. July 26, 2014
    Mark, salmon roe, and his cats. When Mark refers to the dogs, they’re always “my dogs”. I know they seem attached and like to lounge all over me, come to me for their protection, and run to me for my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] […]
  • Basics of graphic design. July 24, 2014
    What are some of the basics of graphic design? Starting Your Design Adventure   Advice for Design Beginners When you finish high school and have that diploma in hand, you will also need some essential tools to make your graphics design adventure a successful one. Some adventures require you to do some research and careful […]
  • Should a site have a blog? July 21, 2014
    Your site looks great! What are some things that could make it even better? Should a site have a blog? Here are some benefits of having a blog: One of the first things small business owners find out about when researching Search Engine Optimization is the potential of blogs. One of the most common questions […]
  • Search engine optimization (SEO): the new age billboard. July 16, 2014
    The businesses of the past were advertised in magazines, billboards, and flyers. In today’s technology driven and controlled world a new player has replaced the billboards of yesterday with a powerful and versatile element, Search Engine Optimization (SEO). With consumers and businesses turning to the internet for almost everything it’s no surprise to find o […]
  • Finding the right graphic designer. July 15, 2014
    Important considerations when hiring a graphic designer. Finding the perfect graphic and website designer for your vision can be a daunting task. There are specific traits that are important to consider when making your decision. A good graphic designer will help to create a dynamic and memorable brand. I am sure you have asked yourself, […]