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Genealogical Education: Returning to the British Institute in 2014

Last year in October 2013, I took the Sources for Tracing Pre-mid-Nineteeth Cemetery Ancestors course offered by the British Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, which is sponsored by the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. http://www.isbgfh.org/ The course … Continue reading

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New York Wanderings: Heading Home…

After my tour of Boldt Castle and the shuttle back to Alexandria Bay and the pier, I headed to my lodging at Bonnie Castle.  They had huge signs for Bonnie Castle but I didn’t see any mention of the office … Continue reading

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New York Wanderings: Boldt Castle the grounds and the view!

Apparently, Louise Boldt found the Thousand Islands to be a place where she could relax from the stress of living in New York City and her husband’s career as a hotel man.   He managed the Philadelphia Club and later … Continue reading

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New York Wanderings: Boldt Castle…a sad story!

Why is it that a wealthy person builds something so amazing like Boldt Castle and never really gets to enjoy it? George Boldt built the castle for his wife Louise Kehrer Boldt.  She died in 1904 and he abandoned it unfinished. … Continue reading

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