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Author Archives: GeekyTexan

Genealogy Do-Over, aka GeekyTexan’s Genealogy Do-It-Right of 2015

On 15 December 2014 Thomas MacEntee announced a 13-week genealogy initiative called the Genealogy Do-Over.  It’s Thomas’s initiative so I think Thomas’s words explain it best: “Starting January 2nd, I’m setting my 20+ years of genealogy research aside and starting over. From scratch.  “Seriously. How many times have you thought about doing the same thing? … Continue reading »

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Texas Tuesday: Austin

From the second floor balcony of the Palmer Events Center, Austin, Texas.  April 2012

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Amanuensis Monday: The Marriage Certificate

John Newmark of the Transylvanian Dutch blog started a genealogy meme of Amanuensis Monday in February 2009. He defines amanuensis as a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. I’ve been looking at my maternal grandmother’s (Ruby REINHARDT) Bride’s Book.  I’ve talked about my grandparents’ first meeting, their engagement, memorable events here and here, the shower, the Hope Chest … Continue reading »

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Texas Tuesday: hiking Comanche Bluff Trail

Working through the book  60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio and Austin, I spent last Sunday hiking the Comanche Bluff Trail (not Bluffs as the book says) maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Austin Explorer information indicates the trail is free but there is a $4 day use fee. Pick up your … Continue reading »

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Military Monday: January 1943 – to taste the sunshine and the wine

This post is part of a series of “Military Monday” posts where I follow PaPa monthly from induction (13 January 1943) to separation (17 February 1946).  A complete list of all posts in this series can be found here.  Mission Accomplished: A History of the 547th AAA AW BN Mbl: January 10th, 1943, to September 2nd, … Continue reading »

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Military Monday: week of 13 January 1943, Texas

Reporting on military action in North Africa and Russia, Sunday’s San Antonio Express front page reported almost exclusively on the war. [ref]San Antonio Express, 10 January 1943, page 1; digital images by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 20 January 2013), Newspapers and Publications Collection.[/ref] By Wednesday, January 13, 1943, sixty miles from that newspaper report and … Continue reading »

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Military Monday: recap of Hugo Morris WEBB WWII service

Links for the “Military Monday” series where I follow PaPa monthly from induction (13 January 1943) to separation (17 February 1946) are below. We’ll wind this series down on 22 February 2016. Military Monday: week of 13 January 1943, Texas Military Monday:  January 1943 – to taste the sunshine and the wine Military Monday: February … Continue reading »

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Amanuensis Monday: Our First At-Home

John Newmark of the Transylvanian Dutch blog started a genealogy meme of Amanuensis Monday in February 2009. He defines amanuensis as a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. I’ve been looking at my maternal grandmother’s (Ruby REINHARDT) Bride’s Book.  I’ve talked about my grandparents’ first meeting, their engagement, memorable events here and here, the shower, the Hope Chest … Continue reading »

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Amanuensis Monday: Our Honeymoon

John Newmark of the Transylvanian Dutch blog started a genealogy meme of Amanuensis Monday in February 2009. He defines amanuensis as a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. I’ve been looking at my maternal grandmother’s (Ruby REINHARDT) Bride’s Book.  I’ve talked about my grandparents’ first meeting, their engagement, memorable events here and here, the shower, the Hope Chest … Continue reading »

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Amanuensis Monday: The Wedding Trip

John Newmark of the Transylvanian Dutch blog started a genealogy meme of Amanuensis Monday in February 2009. He defines amanuensis as a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. I’ve been looking at my maternal grandmother’s (Ruby REINHARDT) Bride’s Book.  I’ve talked about my grandparents’ first meeting, their engagement, memorable events here and here, the shower, the Hope Chest … Continue reading »

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