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Edward (Edwin) Wills b. 1826-1829

The information I have about Edward (Edwin) Wills is very limited and comes primarily from census data.  I have not been able to pinpoint his exact year of birth, his age varies from one census to another by just a couple of years. I am a descendant through his son...

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Dr. Zachariah Willis Kemp, Family Photo Album

After a long time away from my blog, my genealogy projects and my other hobbies I finally had the opportunity to work them back into my routine.  I decided to do a little exploring at some area shops and spend some time with two of my favorite people, my daughter...

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Meet my staff

My efforts here are largely an outlet for my own busy imagination.  My husband Mark chips in for some parts of it and my children lend a hand here and there but mostly it's just me and a houseful of pets who hang around to provide inspiration. Meet Sophie, Lucky, Mick...

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Shabby Chic Decor Style Guide

I found a really nice shabby chic decor style guide today.  Great photography that is sure to inspire your imagination in creating the shabby chic look for one or all of your rooms. I'm into genealogy so I really like examples of how to incorporate old family photos...

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The Pony Express

With the news of how the U.S. Postal Service is struggling to turn a profit, it brought to mind our earliest form of sending messages across our country, The Pony Express.  I hadn't realized it was such a short lived enterprise, just 19 months or so, roughly a year...

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