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Good Call!

My kids remind me all the time that as a genealogist, I talk about some strange topics.
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Every Trick in the Book

I am not sure if I should admit this―especially since I work in a library―but sometimes I re
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headstone

The Last Word

Are you one of those people who always have to get the last word in?
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MGC Lock-in

Late Night at MGC

If you could be locked in a library, what kind of library would it be?
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Old Vintage Photos

Picture Perfect

When my kids were young, someone introduced me to the world of scrapbooking.
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Ladner grave

Veterans Salute

My great-grandfather, Charles Curnow Ladner, did not live to see Armistice Day in 1918.
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quilt

A Stitch in Time

My mom’s family lives in Australia, so most of their family heirlooms ended up with relative
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two children

From the Old School

When I was 10 years old, I attended a school that was over 100 years old.
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word search

I’ve Lost My Census!

When I began my genealogy research over 30 years ago, I tried searching for Australian censu
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MGC renderging

MCPL Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony at Midwest Genealogy Center

On Thursday, August 2, at 9:00 a.m., Mid-Continent Public Library will host a groundbre
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All Over the Map

In college, I majored in history and minored in geography.
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coat of arms

The Royal Treatment

Have you always heard that your family can be traced back to royalty?
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