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Children of Victorian England

In the 1800's in Victorian England, scores of children under the age of 20, roamed the streets in a Dickensian world, eeking out an existence made famous in the 1968 movie, Oliver. In the day, Britain feared a French revolution might erupt within the lower classes and so wished to contain this potential political menace… Continue reading Children of Victorian England

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I Knew there was a Dutch Connection

I've always been attracted to the Dutch culture. After all, who doesn't like cheese? But the attraction was more than that, it was the tulips, the food,  scenery, lifestyle and especially the folk culture. I felt such an innate 'pull' towards seeing the Netherlands, that I visited there whenever the opportunity arose.  For many years,… Continue reading I Knew there was a Dutch Connection

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Ese’s Weekly Shoot; Quote Challenge – Desire

Ese's challenge is to post a photo you have taken and a quote, attributed to its author, and of course related to your image. Every week on Sunday she posts a new prompt.

Prompt 6 – DESIRE

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Family History Book – Hints on format, publishing

Some tips from About.com for making your own Family history book. Many of these tips could equally be applied to presentations or travelogues. FAMILY STORIES AND NARRATIVES Pedigree charts and family group records are an important part of genealogy, but for a family history book it is the narratives or stories that bring the family… Continue reading Family History Book – Hints on format, publishing