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Birthday Celebration – Anna Jane Beaton Hyde

June 21st celebrates the summer solstice and the birth date of my grandmother, Anna Jane Beaton Hyde. She was born 109 years ago in 1907 in Omaha, Nebraska.  It was a notable year for celebrity births, such as Katherine Hepburn, … Continue reading

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ORCUTTs at the Easel

Is there an artist in your family, either professional or amateur?  If your ancestor left only one piece of artwork, what impressions might you attribute to the artist? In my earlier post, I wrote about the Orcutt family portraits of … Continue reading

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ORCUTT FAMILY PORTRAITS

Walk into many antique stores and you find photographs and portraits lost or discarded by families. Who were these people? How did their images end up in an antique store or even at a Cracker Barrel restaurant? Did no one … Continue reading

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The Traveling Trunk

  TALES OF A TRAVELING STEAMER TRUNK If your family heirloom could talk, what stories would it tell? The steamer travel trunk I inherited has 120 years of travel tales to share. My 2x great-grandparents, Clinton Delos Orcutt, and Anna … Continue reading

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Brace of Burglars

Have you documented, photographed,  and insured your valuables?  Do you have an inventory of your treasures, old and new? If not, maybe you should reconsider. Aside from fire and natural disasters, theft is also a threat to your possessions and … Continue reading

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THE WESTWARD TREK – DANIEL ORCUTT – PART III

 Ten years ago I knew nothing about Daniel Heath Orcutt, my maternal 3x great-grandfather.  Research revealed an American Pioneer and adventurer. Putting his life in historical context gives his story much more depth than merely reciting dates and names. I … Continue reading

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SOCIAL MEDIA COMES TO THE RESCUE – DANIEL’S PARENTS and HIS WESTWARD QUEST – DANIEL HEATH ORCUTT PART II

Social media comes to the rescue to locate land records for Daniel Heath Orcutt. Continue reading

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