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Carnival of Genealogy Entry

My maternal grandparents and four of their children immigrated to the United States from Lanarkshire, Scotland, in 1922. My grandfather, William Miller, was a coal miner, the son and grandson of coal miners. Times were hard in Scotland in the early 1920s, with frequent mining strikes chipping away at my grandfather’s efforts to make a […]


The Girl in the Picture (A Carnival of Genealogy Entry)

by Memoir Mentor on August 30, 2008

My paternal grandmother was my age when she died. I was startled to discover this recently when I studied with fresh eyes the span of dates that comprised her life. Funny, she had seemed so old to me the last time I saw her when I was seventeen. What wouldn’t I give to sit down […]


Note: This is a post for the Carnival of Genealogy. Those who write family history stories may want to participate in the Carnival. It’s a good opportunity to post your writing on the Internet for others to read. Click HERE to find out more about the COG, and HERE to access the stories posted for […]