MARMALADE (Lemons; Nuts . . .)

MARMALADE
Made with citrus; bitter orange

Any family tree produces some lemons, some nuts and a few bad apples -- familytreequotes.com

Above quote pretty much sums it up . . .

Not the Waltons or the Ingalls Okay, I grew up watching the Waltons and Little House on the Prairie, and I was always touched by how close the family unit was.  Sure there were 'bumps in the road,' ups and downs, but when it came right down to it the Waltons and Ingalls loved each other and their families.  Other than their faith in God, there was no greater bond . . .

Black Sheep  Preserving our family's histories and stories, is always interesting to the family historian, but let's be honest, most times it can be a bit dry.  Our ancestors lived, worked hard, dealt with life's ups and downs and died.  But, every now and again, we come across that one ancestor that, well, just can't seem to get a break - make the right decisions, live a 'proper' life, stay away from drink or any other number of vices and troubles - and, that's when family histories and stories come to life! . . .

Failed Correspondence If your involvement in genealogy is more than a passing fancy, I feel sure that you’ve corresponded, in some fashion, with any number of folks, society, library, archive, etc.  And, I also feel sure that you, just as I have, had your share of successes and disappointments that resulted from the effort.  Not having success via the more traditional communication channels, I am taking my failed attempts to the blogosphere.

US Military; Specifically US Army Historians . . . Finding original source documents for our ancestors can be challenging enough, but it is downright aggravating to have come across this “breadcrumb,” a military service card for an ancestor, only for the search to hit a gigantic roadblock. . .

The Tale of Three James Are you researching your LINDSEY ancestry?  Do you believe that you descend from Archibald LINDSEY?  The Massachusetts Revolutionary War Patriot, documented in the annals of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution (DAR); Ancestor #A070563?1  If so, I encourage you to go slow and proceed with caution . . .

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