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The Final Bell is About to Ring

Posted on December 5th, 2016
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The theme of John Donne’s poem, “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” is that every death effects everyone – we are all mankind and we are diminished by the passing of another. Over the weekend, it was announced that a much respected firm that dates back to 1570 is closing its doors: not exactly a human […]

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Children and Funerals

Posted on July 26th, 2016
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There are many theories about how children handle grief after a death, particularly the death of a very close relative. One of the key questions that emerges from these issues is: should a child be taken to the funeral of that close relative or be shielded from much of the experience. Strong arguments exist on […]

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Getting Started With Family History: Difficult Cases

Posted on May 8th, 2016
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In our last genealogy-themed blog post, we discussed how to gather information for beginning your family history journey. As we mentioned before, however, certain factors can make even these basics difficult. If your parents are no longer living or unable to be reached and other family members do not have the necessary information, check the […]

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Getting Started With Family History

Posted on April 10th, 2016
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Getting Started with your Genealogy So you want to get into your family history, right? But between the internet has so much information that you’re not sure where to begin. Here, I’ll walk you through the absolute basics for those who have an interest in their genealogy but have a difficult time finding their bearings. […]

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Grieving During The Holidays

Grieving During The Holidays

Posted on November 27th, 2015
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For many, the holiday season comes with a dose of sadness and longing for family members and loved ones gone before. The joy and brightness displayed everywhere we go can sometimes serve to deepen our melancholy. During these trying times, remember that “toughing it out” or “putting on a brave face” isn’t usually enough to […]

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