Monthly Archive: October 2015

Understanding Spanish Naming Conventions

My husband is of Spanish descent. Because of these roots, I routinely find myself in another world when researching names in his family tree, as naming conventions for the typical Latin/Hispanic name are quite different from English-speaking naming patterns. For…
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Madness Monday– Who is this man?

This week’s Madness Monday post (and, yes, I realize that it’s Tuesday– I’ve been busy!): The photo here was taken somewhere in the 1920s or 1930s by Veran Blackburn Photography in Valdosta, Georgia. It was found in a box of family…
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‘The Carter Bed’— the story of the bedroom set my mother slept on her entire life and that was originally owned by the family of President Jimmy Carter.

‘The Carter Bed’— a phrase I have heard throughout my life. Actually, ‘The Carter Bed’ is a full bedroom suite; not just a bed. It was a set my mother used for her bedroom furniture for almost 70 years. ‘The…
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