The Route to School

This was for Day 2 of Family Tree Magazine 30 day writing challenge – where they dish out a prompt every day for the next month. So technically, today is Day 3.  I’m a day behind – but I’m feeling pretty good about getting it accomplished! Day 2: Imagine a …

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My Grandma Mildred

Family Tree Magazine is doing a 30 day writing challenge – dishing out a prompt every day for the next month. Now that the garden is nearly done, I thought this would be a great challenge and help me get back into the swing of writing and researching again. Day …

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Unearthing History – Our Mining Roots: Part III

This is the third post in a series that follow my Thompson ancestors from the lowlands of Scotland to Guthrie County, Iowa.  If you missed earlier posts, links to Part I and Part II are located at the bottom of this page.  Note: I made a correction to the birthdates of children …

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Unearthing History – Our Mining Roots: Part II

This is the second post in a series that follow my Thompson ancestors from the lowlands of Scotland to Guthrie County, Iowa.  You can go back and read Part I if you missed it.  In the early 1800’s, Thomas Thomson was a collier working in the industrial lowlands of Scotland.  He and wife, …

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