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Our Family Tree – Every Life Tells a Story

My last blog entry carried my genealogy findings from as far back as fourteen generations to Holland and discovered the actual first ancestor who left Holland in 1633 and settled in Fort Orange, New Netherland.  From that point, his descendants … Continue reading

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Dutch Ancestors – What I do know about the Van Schaick lineage

If you are somewhat intriqued with searching for long dead relatives, who’ve been reduced to a name and a few dates, then this blog may be of some interest.  Unless you enjoy genealogy as a family history project or spare … Continue reading

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July 3, 2002 – Gettysburg National Military Park – American Pilgrimage

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July 3, 2002 After leaving Shanksville in early afternoon, I drove along the Pennsylvania Turnpike and headed south toward Gettysburg, located in the central part of the state near the southern border with Maryland.  I made good time on the highways … Continue reading

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July 2, 2002 Shanksville, PA – First Battlefield in the War Against Terrorism

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July 2, 2002 The morning dawn filtered through a dense fog covering the soft, green hills around the motel where I stayed my first night on the road trip.  I waited until 9:30am for the fog to lift.  My time to … Continue reading

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July 1, 2002 — The Open Road toward History

July 1, 2002 The plans have been arranged.  My suitcase is packed for a one week road trip across Pennsylvania to Philadelphia.  I’ll celebrate my fiftieth birthday on July 4th in Philadelphia.  Then travel along the Hudson River toward Albany, … Continue reading

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Turning Points in American History

June, 2002 Does anybody plan a vacation like an outline for a book?  How much research can one person do online before the articles printed from websites need their own folders?  I suppose this is where my logical, analytical accounting … Continue reading

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Big deal–everyone takes a vacation–right?

June, 2002 What seemed to be a major turning point in my life back then makes me laugh now.  Like gazing at old photographs or home movies, changes are obvious on the outside.  People grow older with time.  Babies and … Continue reading

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