Almost Wordless Wednesday: U.S.S. President Polk
By     |    Feb 1, 2012
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Almost Wordless Wednesday: U.S.S. President Polk

A prelude to French Friday: The U.S.S. President Polk departed Noumea on October 23, 1945 with Louisette Martin Aponte (my paternal grandmother), her 3 year old son (my Dad), and 5 month old daughter (Aunt Linda), bound for San Francisco during Operation Magic Carpet. I encourage you to visit the links above to understand what this trip must have been like. Looking at the passenger list (which I have to read more...

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Blogging About Family History Will Be Fun. No, Wait…It’s Hard Work!
By     |    Jan 30, 2012
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Blogging About Family History Will Be Fun. No, Wait…It’s Hard Work!

During the past week, I’ve given a lot of thought about what kind of writing schedule to keep for this blog and what kind of content I would focus on. The possibilities became a bit overwhelming! Thanks to Lorelle at cameraontheroad for helping me think this through (this is well worth reading). Here’s what’s most compelling for me in doing this project: Stories about the lives and personalities of our read more...

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Happy Burns Day!
By     |    Jan 25, 2012
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Happy Burns Day!

In honor of the birthday of the Bard of Ayershire, Scotland’s favorite son, Robert Burns, I though I would post a photo of Ayershire’s next most important product, my great-great-grandmother, Jessie McKellan. Jessie was born in Kilmarnock in 1855, just a stone’s throw from Burns’ birthplace, about 70 years after Burns penned his most well-known (to Americans) poem, Auld Lang Syne. I’m still trying to find more details about Jessie, read more...

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Here’s to Good Beginnings
By     |    Jan 22, 2012
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Here’s to Good Beginnings

Happy New Year, and welcome to the new TwoCaledonias blog! For some time, I’ve had family tree pages up on my uncurbed.net site, but I really wanted a dedicated space to share the information I’ve dug up, the photos, and the genealogical research process with you, my family, and anyone else that visits here. I also wanted a blog and website that would become a research tool and a place read more...

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