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More Leaves December 30, 2016

Filed under: Ancestor Count,Ancestors,Genealogy,Witches — Janet @ 6:54 pm

More leaves have been added to the family tree.  The ancestor count stands at 4,538 as of December 30, 2016.  Research continues.

Featured Image -- 16586  witch of Gloucester – not one of the leaves yet


Peg Wesson, the Gloucester witch

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 4:51 pm

Looking back – and forward

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 4:24 pm

Making memories

I always pay attention to what Chinese Lunar Calendar says in general: year of Rooster – check. Fire, gold and red – check. As to the details, they are sometimes contradicting each other, so they have to be approached critically. Like, in some sources I have read that the year of Rooster is always the worst of all the years of the Cycle, with which I totally disagree.

(I thought about roosters and cycles when walking the streets of Waterford during Winterval festival)

Lets go back and see what the years of Rooster were like. I will start from 1957, for a particular reason 😉


The Treaty of Rome was signed by six countries establishing European Economic Community – the future EU.  Yay for that. Soviet Union sent a dog Laika into Space. Federal Troops were sent to Arkansas to enforce anti-segregation laws. Yearly Inflation Rate USA 3.34%; UK 3.3%


Richard Nixon…

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