Is this a discussion?

I originally saw this years ago on Thought Catalog but wanted something I could print larger so I made my own version and changed it up a bit (PDF link).

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The Murder of Mary Jane Scaife (1837-1858)

My 4th Great Aunt was a lady named Mary Jane Scaife.  She was sister to Thomas Scaife, my 3x Great Grandfather and one of the first Skaifes in the United States from my family.  She was murdered in August of 1858 by a former love interest, James Atkinson.  The news was very sensational and garnered

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Edna Evelyn Skaife Gardner Hartwig [1910-1989]

While searching for more information on my Paternal Great Grandmother, I found her in this 1925 Yearbook of the Curtis Agricultural College.  She must have enrolled after marriage, as her married name is included in the yearbook itself.  Unfortunately, her husband Floyd would die just 10 short years later.  Curtis School of Agriculture, as it was

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Tell me what you really think, Jane!

Jane Schwendinger of the Austin Genealogical Society doesn’t care much for me.   Today I got this message out of the blue: Although she’s obviously got a stick up her ass, she may have a point.  Any suggestions on how I can do better?

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