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Howse your name changed?

My last post described how a family’s name changed upon their arrival in the US.  It elicited a comment (for which thanks) that the name HOUSE pronounced by a Dorset person could easily sound like HOWES to American ears.  I …

Howse your name changed? .

The Genealogy Generation Gap

Growing up in a small town in the 1950’s, the generation gap meant that old folks didn’t understand teenagers.  When I became seriously involved in genealogy research, I realized that some researchers also misunderstand the ‘Genealogy Generation Gap’. I asked …

The Genealogy Generation Gap .

The Carriveau Curse

My husband’s paternal grandmother was a Carriveau by birth.  They were a family who seemed to live under a shadow of misfortune. The patriarch of the family was Laurent Corriveau, who came from Quebec to Michigan in the late 1800s …

The Carriveau Curse .

House your name spelt?

As mentioned in my last post, I took on this One-Name Study to extend my knowledge of my name and, in the process, learn more about its origin and then share that back with the world.  A further real benefit has …

House your name spelt? .

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