Archive for February, 2013

Although we were a Navy family, and moved often when I was a kid, I consider Ledyard, Connecticut my home town. In school, in Boy Scouts, and in my spare time I learned about the history of Connecticut, and its founding. It still fascinates. My best friend Noel’s mom was a State Rep, and she […]


The Connecticut Historical Society Manuscript blog has a great collection of old manuscripts and photos. They have been adding new content since 2007, and there is a LOT of material in there. The site highlights new additions to their physical archives, and does a great job explaining why each document is so important to our […]


This photo is a class photo from the Johnson Schoolhouse, School District No 4, Haynes Township, Alcona County, Michigan in 1910. The photo is in an old family photo album¬†owned by¬†Milo Napier Johnson, of Haynes and Harrisville. The photo was taken by Fred Card. When I was back in Harrisville in 2003, we toured all […]


I have been using Legacy Family Tree software by Millenia for the last 6 years. I was very happy with the software, and understood it very well. 2 years ago I switched both work and home computers to Macs, which presented a problem in that Legacy does not offer a Macintosh version. I solved this […]


Birch Evans Bayh III is a politician, lawyer and lobbyist. He was born December 26, 1955 in Shirkieville, Indiana. He was the junior senator from Indiana from 1999-2011. Before that he served as the governor of Indiana from 1988-1999, and Indiana Secretary of State from 1986-1988. His father was also a senator. Senator Birch Evans […]


Richard Gere was born on August 31, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For anyone not aware of his career, he is an acclaimed actor, and lately an outspoken political activist and humanitarian. My personal favorite Gere movie has to be An Officer and a Gentleman, followed closely by Pretty Woman. He is my 10th cousin once […]


I grew up most of my life in Ledyard, Connecticut. Just downhill from us is Mystic and Stonington, Connecticut, each with its own long and storied history. As a Navy kid thousands of miles away from my aunts and uncles and cousins, I envied those families in town that shared that local history. Now it […]