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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


Eight Generations

I spent several hours yesterday entering data from research on the LAIDIG family that a cousin (first cousin, twice removed) had done previously, and before I knew it, I ended up with eight generations! I've only entered two or three pages of Jere's research so far--there are many pages to go.

And then I have research on the HELZEL line from an uncle, and research on the WELLINGTON line from another cousin (also a first cousin, twice removed in the same direction--that generation must have been particularly into genealogy!) and as-yet unacted-upon contact information for the DEAM line that should lead to a wealth of data there as well. Whew!

PS - Just in case you're curious, here is a page that explains how to determine cousin-ness. In both of the cases mentioned above, the common ancestor is my great-great-grandparent and the cousin's grandparent. Thus first cousins, twice removed.

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