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Thomas Crosby – Prominent Immigrant – Rowley Mass March 29, 2016

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Holme On Spalding Moor – Yorkshire England

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy,Holme-on-Spalding Moor,Jane Sothern — Janet @ 10:01 pm

Holme-on-Spalding Moor is in York County England.  A number of my immigrant ancestors came from this area.  For example, Jane Sothern was born here in 1581.  In 1600 she married Thomas Crosby Sr.  In        the Crosby family emigrated to America



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Holme on Spalding Moor


Searching For Cat Photos

Filed under: Cats,Katerina — Janet @ 8:36 pm

cat in Sao Paulo Brazil  Brazilian cat in Sao Paolo

IMG_9911  My cat Katerina


  unknown cat



IMG_9922  Katerina – my pal at the computer


Ann Brigham – Immigrant Ancestor

ann brigham thompson  Grave Marker for Ann Brigham Thompson.  At age 25 she came to America from England.  She lived to age 69 and is buried in Quincy Massachusetts.  She was my 8X Great Grandmother.


Love Of Knitting

Filed under: Knitting — Janet @ 2:39 pm

workshop knitting  Color, pattern, technique – how can one resist

photo of a sample knit at a workshop lead by Liz Lovick in Orkney Scotland


A tough owl…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 1:23 pm

A Bushsnob in Africa

Burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia) used to be very common in Uruguay in the past and I remember, about 50 years back, seeing them perched on fence posts at frequent intervals. Regrettably, the advent of generalized use of pesticides meant that they almost disappeared and they are now relatively rare.

We were happy to find that in the Yungas of Salta, where our small farm is located, they are quite common, particularly in an area devoid of tree cover a short distance beyond our farm where we watch them from time to time. Luckily pesticide use here is still rare!

It was during one of these visits that we found the group composed of probably two adults (placed at both ends) and two babies showing only their heads, ready to disappear down their burrow in case of emergency.

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I was busy taking the first set of pictures when the…

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Legendary ships of Salem

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 1:07 pm

The photos and text below are from Old-time Ships of Salem, published by the Essex Institute, 1917. “From the year of its settlement in 1628 until the middle of the 19th century, Salem, in th…

Source: Legendary ships of Salem


Glen Magna and the Joseph Peabody Family of Salem

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 1:04 pm

Article by Helen Breen Before the advent of the modern transportation, affluent city dwellers often built their summer residences within a few miles of home. Such was the case when shipping magnate…

Source: Glen Magna and the Joseph Peabody Family of Salem