Serendipity Day

*** Legacy Family Tree Webinars: Great Idea & Value

*** Grandpa’s Moustache cup

*** Funny names in YOUR family tree?

*** Researching UK Vital Records Getting Easier

*** More Washington Trivia


Online learning, or personal-to-you-at-home learning, is a great thing. Legacy Family Tree Webinars fill this bill entirely. And they’re having a Black Friday sale!  With membership, you get all the new webinars as well as having access to the webinar archives.  I signed up and have mentally committed myself to viewing these webinars and increasing my research knowledge. How about you? 

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Do you have a cup that looks sorta like this? Know what it is? It’s a moustache cup!  From Wikipedia:  The moustache cup (or mustache cup) is a drinking cup with a semicircular ledge inside. The ledge has a half moon-shaped opening to allow the passage of liquids and serves as a guard to keep moustaches dry. It is generally acknowledged to have been invented in the 1860s by British potter Harvey Adams (born 1835).  These cups were specifically constructed so men could drink from them without wetting their perfectly groomed moustaches. 
What were those momma’s thinking? I keep coming across really (to me) bizarre first names for yesterday’s children. How about Barzilla? Ambrosia? The Family Tree Magazine , Jul-Aug 2015, had an article on this topic and listed these names:  Petronella, Quixana, Hyacinthe Flower (for a boy!), Kunagunda, Hatevil, Cincinnatus and Orange. Those are not Bible names!
A recent blurb-update from NGS (National Genealogical Society) shouted that the GRO (General Records Office) in England now has FOR FREE and online indexes to all their birth and death records that have been already been digitized. The index is accessible via the GOV.UK website.   Once at the website, this question pops up:  “What would you like to do?” You then choose what you want: Search the GRO Indexes, Place an Order, Find out about GRO services, contact GRO, or Find out about researching my family history. Is this is a genealogical need for you, do check it out.
Who does not know that the headquarters of Microsoft Corporation is in Redmond (north of Seattle)? That the Gov. Albert D. Rosellini Bridge at Evergreen Point is the longest floating bridge in the world? The bridge connects Seattle and Medina across Lake Washington.  That Washington is the birthplace of both Jimi Hendrix (Seattle) and Bing Crosby (Tacoma)?
May I post a contest question to YOU: Bet you know that Seattle is the biggest city in Washington but what is the teeniest incorporated town???  Email me at