The Man Next Door

My grandfather, Bill Straughen, and his family lived in a small duplex 2 blocks from the Delaware river in Penns Grove, New Jersey. The Straughns were very poor but they lived next door to Wilbert S. Leap, who owned a haberdashery that occupied the front of the first floor of his home. Mr. Leap also... Continue Reading →

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A Reasonable Amount of Egg Nog

In my collection of family papers I have a letter that my great-grandfather, Walter C. Anderson, sent to his son Milton H. Anderson. The letter is dated December 4th, 1945, so I thought it was fitting to post this weekend. It is written on letterhead from the family business, the Anderson Lumber Company, in which... Continue Reading →

Interview with a Film Archivist

I'm spending this week with my family for Thanksgiving. I hope you enjoy the following interview with Walter Forsberg, which I conducted in April 2017 for a course on Film Archiving at Indiana University. Home movies are a treasure in our family archives. I hope this post will inspire you to investigate more about preserving and... Continue Reading →

Comparing DNA Results: Three Match Lists

It's time for more DNA comparisons! This week I am exploring the Ancestry DNA results of three siblings by examining their DNA matches. If you missed last week's post comparing some of the other aspects of the same trio's Ancestry DNA results, you can click this link: [Comparing DNA Results: Three Siblings] In last week's... Continue Reading →

Comparing DNA Results: Three Siblings

I recently concluded DNA testing of my mother's two full siblings on Ancestry.com. Having finally tested all three of them, I thought it would be interesting to conduct a comparison of their results to understand more about the similarities and differences between their DNA. This is what I found! All names and images have been... Continue Reading →

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