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Ancestory Behind the Name - the Etymology and History of First Names  Names. Everyone has one, most people have a vague idea what their own means, but few give them much more thought. The study of names is called onomastics, a field which touches on linguistics, history, anthropology, psychology, sociology, philology and much more.When people refer to the "meaning of a name", they are most likely referring to the etymology, which is the original literal meaning. This website looks at the etymology and history of all types of given names.

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Ancestory Find A Grave - Millions of Cemetery Records  See the graves of thousands of famous people from around the world.  Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave, etc.

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Family Tree - Build your own Geni offers the world’s largest completely open and completely free API for genealogy data

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Ancestory Dead People Server Home Page --   Here's where to find out. The Dead People Server is a database of interesting celebrities who are long dead or newly dead. They may be "retired" or spaced. DPS tells you who has really Rung Down the Curtain and Joined the Choir Invisible, and who's Just Resting. To help the terminally confused, I've built a Quash Those Death Rumors page.

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  1. Ancestry.com - Search Social Security Death Index  Social Security Death Index  The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. 
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  1. Ancestory Who2 Homepage  Now with 3894 biographies of famous people, characters and creatures.


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SHMILY



Site:  SHMILY Site

Click on the "Shmily" button to have the following passage read i to me ^

A Family Is More Than People Just Living Together

My grandparents were married over 50 years and played their own special game from the time they met each other. The goal of their game was to write the word "SHMILY" in a surprise place for the other to find.

They took turns leaving "SHMILY" around the house and as soon as one of them discovered it, it was their turn to hide it once more. They dragged "SHMILY" with their fingers through the sugar flour containers, to await whoever was preparing the next meal. They smeared it in the dew on the windows.

"SHMILY" was written on the steamed mirror, after a hot shower, and would reappear bath after bath. At one point my grandmother even unrolled an entire roll of toilet paper, to leave "SHMILY" on the very last sheet. There were no end to where the word "SHMILY" would pop up. Little notes on steering wheels, dashboards, car-seats, stuffed inside shoes, left under pillows. "SHMILY" was written in the dust upon the mantle, traced in the ashes of a fireplace. This mysterious word was as much a part of my grandparents house as the furniture. It took me a long time before I was fully able to appreciate my grandparent's game.

Skepticism has kept me from believing in true love … one that is pure and enduring. However, I never doubted their relationship, they had love down pat. It was more than their flirtatious little game, it was a way of life. Their love was based on devotion and passionate affection, which very few ever find. Grandpa & Grandma held hands every chance they could, stole little kisses as they passed each other in the house, finished each other's sentences, and shared the same daily crossword puzzles. She would whisper to me how "cute" my grandpa was, how handsome he had gotten as he grew older. She claimed that she really knew "how to pick 'em".

Before every meal they would hold hands and bow their heads and thank God for their meal, blessings, wonderful family, good fortune, and each other. But Grandma had breast cancer for 10 years. Grandpa was with her every step of the way, loving and comforting her. It was now attacking her body again. With the help of a cane and my grandfather's steady hand, they went to church every morning. Grandma grew increasingly weaker until finally, she could not leave the house any longer. For a while, Grandpa would go to church alone, praying to God to watch over his wife.

Then one day, she was finally gone. "SHMILY". It was scrawled on her ribbons of the funeral bouquet. As the crowd thinned out and only family was gathered around Grandma for the last time, Grandpa stepped up to the casket and in a shaky voice began to sing to her, a deep throaty lullaby. With tears in my eyes (I know I will never forget that moment) I knew, although I couldn't fathom the depth of their love, I had been privileged to witness its unmatched beauty.

S-H-M-I-L-Y

See How Much I Love You

Laura Jeanne Allen

SHMILY was written by Ms. Allen about her grandparents, Alice and Anthony McAndrews  of Rochester, NY, USA.



Links to Your Ancestory


  1. Ancestory Behind the Name - the Etymology and History of First Names  Names. Everyone has one, most people have a vague idea what their own means, but few give them much more thought. The study of names is called onomastics, a field which touches on linguistics, history, anthropology, psychology, sociology, philology and much more.When people refer to the "meaning of a name", they are most likely referring to the etymology, which is the original literal meaning. This website looks at the etymology and history of all types of given names.
  2. Ancestory Census Records FREE census records online | UK, Canadian Census Links  Census records are among one of the most often utilized tools for genealogical research.  Many censuses are recorded or transcribed and can be found online.  Locating free census records online can present a challenge.  With a bit of patience, you will find thousands of census links to free census transcriptions, census indexes and census images in our categorized directory. 
  3. Ancestory Dead People Server Home Page --   Here's where to find out. The Dead People Server is a database of interesting celebrities who are long dead or newly dead. They may be "retired" or spaced. DPS tells you who has really Rung Down the Curtain and Joined the Choir Invisible, and who's Just Resting. To help the terminally confused, I've built a Quash Those Death Rumors page.
  4. Ancestory Find A Grave - Millions of Cemetery Records  See the graves of thousands of famous people from around the world.  Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave, etc.
  5. Ancestory Genealogy from TheOldenTimes.com: Historic Newspapers Online Old obituaries, birth & marriage announcements, old news stories,  old advertising, recipes, cartoons and humor, and more. All are scanned from my personal collection of original issues of 18th, 19th and early 20th century  newspapers from the U. S., England, Scotland, Australia & Ireland. Most of the newspapers date between 1788 and 1920. See the column on the right for the various "old news" sections within TheOldenTimes.com. 
  6. Ancestory Who's Alive and Who's Dead  Welcome to Who's Alive and Who's Dead - the web site dedicated to helping you find out which of the noted celebrities of our time are with us, and which ones have died.
  7. Ancestory Who2 Homepage  Now with 3894 biographies of famous people, characters and creatures.
  8. Ancestry.com - Search Social Security Death Index  Social Security Death Index  The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. 








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