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Lost In The Paperwork April 1, 2016

I find myself making printed copies of the various pieces of information I’m finding about my ancestors.  All to be pulled together at some point  into a cohesive whole publication.  Meanwhile I’m supporting the printing and paper industries.  And I’m getting diverted down side lanes and avenue – but of course  all to do with the genealogy.  e.g. I’m currently reading  a book about Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Well there’s a great diversion!  I love it.  A frontier woman and a writer.


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Laura Ingalls Wilder, circa 1885
Born Laura Elizabeth Ingalls
February 7, 1867
Pepin County, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died February 10, 1957 (aged 90)
Mansfield, Missouri
Occupation Writer, teacher, journalist, family farmer
Nationality American
Period 1911–1957 (as writer)
Genre Diaries, essays, family saga(children’s historical novels)
Subject Midwestern & Western
Notable works
Notable awards Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal
est. 1954
Spouse Almanzo Wilder (1885–1949; his death)