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My sincerest apologies

I have had a lot going on in the past year and genealogical research (as well as blogging) is at a temporary standstill for me.

However, I will get back to all of you whenever I get some free time. Don’t worry, I am not discontinuing my blog. Its just that my posts will be most likely be few and far between in the meantime.

Thanks for bearing with me. =)


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Petry Family Reunion followup

Okay, so I’m really frustrated with myself for having so much going on at the same time and taking such a long break from blogging because it also caused me to miss out on the family reunion this past July, that I was SO looking forward to attending!

But anyway, what I would like to know is if any one of you reading this were able to attend the Petry Family Reunion in Houston this year could you please do me the favor of passing on any info that was distributed on that weekend??? Any t-shirts…programs…WHATEVER you have!!! I would REALLY appreciate it!!! =P (please excuse the begging LOL)

Thanks in advance!!!

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Taking a little break…

I’m sorry I haven’t updated in a while, but I’ve had¬†quite a bit going on.

Don’t worry though, I’ll get back to blogging soon.¬†

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Well just for the heck of it, clicking here will redirect you to a random post in my blog…

Enjoy yourself!

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How are you kin to me, again?

Figuring out exactly what relationship you are to someone can be really confusing, however I found a website that has created a handy little “cousin calculator“.

There is a convenient pop-up calculator that you can use online, a downloadable version of that same calculator, and a plain “cousin chart” that requires a little more effort to use.

On a completely different note though…

What about the children of half-siblings?

Are they considered “real” first cousins since their parents don’t share the same mother and father?


This kinship business can get rather confusing…

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Important! Please Read!

Please note that I have yet to cite any sources for any of the information I have supplied…which also means that there is a chance that some of it may be incorrect (though that’s the exception, not the rule).

At the moment I am simply trying to input whatever data I have collected from speaking with family members, internet searches, and forum queries into my blog.

Eventually, I am going to create posts listing my sources. I will go person by person and family by family, so that I can be as accurate as possible.

Since research can be tedious and exhausting, there is a possibility that it may take a little while…

Bear with me. I’ll get there…

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Ancestry and’s response to my email

I made a post about getting a cousin’s phone call awhile back (I enjoyed talking to him and I was really grateful for his call also, but it got me to thinking about online privacy issues), and I stated that I was going to email ancestry and to try and have my real name taken off of my messageboard posts.

Welp, here’s what they said…


Recently you requested personal assistance from our on-line support center. Below is a summary of your request and our response.

We will assume your issue has been resolved if we do not hear from you within 72 hours.

Thank you for allowing us to be of service to you.

We appreciate your message.
Postings on the Message Boards cannot be edited once posted, but you may request that a post you have authored be deleted. To do this, you will want to use our Report Abuse feature.
When viewing the message that you would like to have removed, click on the Report Abuse link above or below the message. Make sure that you are on the specific message for which you would like removed. Mark your reason for objection as Other. In the Comments box explain why you would like your message removed. Then click on the Submit button. Either the board administrator or Message Board Administration Staff will receive your removal request.

If there is anything else with which we might assist you, please let us know.

Member Solutions



You recently requested assistance from the Support department at Thank you for choosing and allowing us to be of service to you. Below is a summary of your request and our response.

If this issue is not resolved to your satisfaction, you may reopen it within the next 14 days.
Thank you for allowing us to be of service to you.We appreciate your message.

Find the messge then use the “report abuse” link – this will get you in touch with a message board admin who can help.

If there is anything else with which we might assist you, please let us know.

Member Solutions

***Evidently, and use the same support center…and are also the same damn company…figures…***

Oh well, guess I’ll give it a try…although I do think that it shouldn’t be this much of a hassle to alter or delete any of my previous posts.

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