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Elton John and Bernie Taupin, genealogists?

Elton John has long been regarded as a gifted songwriter. Besides his numerous top 40 hits, he has written for stage (Aida, The Lion King, Billy Elliot) and screen (The Lion King). Along the way, he has won five Grammy … Continue reading

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Why would he do that?

I’m a bit of a stickler about grammar. I cringe when I see things like “Its snowing now” or “Their going to the movies.” Similarly, it bothers me when I read especially bad sentences. In yesterday’s Columbus Dispatch, there was … Continue reading

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Stayin’ Alive

I love music — all kinds of music. I’m also a big fan of mnemonic devices. (Any one remember Roy G. Biv?) So when I heard this report on the news this morning, I had to smile. Researchers at the … Continue reading

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The New Historical Scholarship

For a long time now, it has been said that historians do not value genealogy, choosing instead to focus on the “big picture” while considering the lives of everyday people unimportant to their studies at hand. Ever since returning to … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Me, Getting to Know You — Amy’s Genealogy, etc. Blog

Terry Thornton at Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi has issued a challenge to the Genea-Bloggers group on Facebook. In order for help everyone get to know us and our blogs better, we should share at little bit about ourselves, … Continue reading

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So Many Records… So Little Time

Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I’m behind in posting Tombstone Tuesdays. In fact, I’m behind in posting darn near anything! The problem has not been a lack of things to write about. On the contrary — … Continue reading

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