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We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, 
drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. 
Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through 
the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential.
~Ellen Goodman

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Wishing you a very happy New Year, from our house to yours. May your dreams and resolutions all come true, and may you find even more of your elusive ancestors in 2012!

Vintage greeting card from Connect.in.com, which unfortunately no longer exists.

Copyright © by Elizabeth O’Neal

Elizabeth is a professional genealogist, writer, and consultant. Likes: long walks in the cemetery, and the smell of old courthouse books. Dislikes: people who copy stuff off the internet without giving credit, and county clerks who can't tell the difference between Eastern and Pacific time zones. Secretly hopes her daughter will one day develop an interest in family history (but no luck so far).

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