Author Archives: Veronica

About Veronica

I live in mid-coast Maine with my husband of 36 years and our old Golden Retriever who is now 13+. My interests are knitting, spinning, weaving, gardening, playing golf and pickle-ball, and researching our family tree.

Exploring the new “Genetic Communities™” on Ancestry.com

Forewarning. This is Veronica, the other Genealogy Sister, writing today. You’ll be glad to know that Maryann who writes 99.9% of the posts will be back online with a new post very soon. I decided to make a rare appearance … Continue reading

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Okay, who’s going to bid first?

Jim Doran and his two brothers-in-law, Joe and Steve Mirota, are carefully scrutinizing their cards as they engage in a friendly game of Pinochle. They don’t even seem to notice they are having their picture taken. Back in the 1950s when family got together, … Continue reading

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Mary Van Pelt Smith’s Sampler

Mary Van Pelt Smith (1832-1895) made this embroidery sampler during her childhood at her father’s farm in the Castleton area of Staten Island. She was the daughter of Jeremiah Smith of Long Island and Sarah Van Pelt of Staten Island. … Continue reading

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