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Drunk History: My new guilty pleasure.

Drunk History: My new guilty pleasure.

I sit here with Mark, barely able to breath between laughs as we watch an episode of “Drunk History.” At this moment, we are watching two grown men sitting in a tub (supposedly in their bathing suits, but we can’t see the bathing suits to confirm this), discussing early feminist Nellie Bly, and ending the […]

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The Science of Husbandry on a Human Scale

The Science of Husbandry on a Human Scale

We’ve all heard of the centuries old practice and science of husbandry. The definition according to “The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language” is: hus·band·ry (hzbn-dr) The act or practice of cultivating crops and breeding and raising livestock; agriculture. The application of scientific principles to agriculture, especially to animal breeding. Careful management or conservation […]

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The roads travelled: good, bad and impassible.

The roads travelled: good, bad and impassible.

One branch of Mark’s family were Swedish immigrants who originally settled in the United States, but shortly thereafter, they traveled to their new homestead in Cabri, Saskatchewan. They learned quickly that travel with a loaded wagon was not easy, especially in the infamous ‘gumbo’ mud of the Canadian prairies. Travel through the gumbo was near […]

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Who’ulda Thought Headstone Hunting Could Be Such Fun?

Who’ulda Thought Headstone Hunting Could Be Such Fun?

Although my husband and children all enjoy hunting moose, headstone hunting is about as far as I’ll go. About six years ago, we decided to take our one and only big family vacation – a three week driving trip from central Ontario to Acadian territories in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Although this was a […]

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The Fougères – Pioneer Family of Port Toulouse, Île Royale

The Fougères – Pioneer Family of Port Toulouse, Île Royale

The Fougères – Pioneer Family of Port Toulouse, Île Royale. Cape Breton, or Île Royale as it was known by the French, was the location of a trading fort built by Nicolas Denys in the mid-1600′s. Continuous infighting among the French commercial community resulted in the post and fort being burnt. Construction of a new […]

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Genealogy News Bites to July 10, 2014

Genealogy News Bites to July 10, 2014

Following are the most recent genealogy news bites and headlines up to July 10, 2014. FamilySearch.org New Online Training Now Available—June A new set of classes have been added to the Learning Center on FamilySearch.org. These new classes include: a report from a 2013 Czech genealogy conference… Saving and Printing a Portrait Pedigree As more […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
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