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Interchange  Concepts  1
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( Sister site mainly photos - Some known - some not. )

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" Get a cup of java and let the ideas out ! "

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"  The  challange  of  Uninterrupted  Imagination
comes  by  simply  the  stirring  of  the  mind  -
So let your spirit wander on its uncertain journey
and  you'll  be  surprised  at  what  you  find  !  "
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Welcome to our
TREE OF
FAMILY LOVE

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The Story Teller
 
    We are the chosen. My feelings are, in each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live agian, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called as it were by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us to tell our story. So, we do.
    In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried ? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family you would be proud of us ? How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me ? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen.
    The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships, their losses and building a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on understanding that they were doing it for us. That they might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.  --  Authot Unknown

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To  My  Decendants
 
* From Uncle Mickey *
 
* (Adapted from a poem by Linda Pyle) *

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Just a picture in a box
Is that all I will be ?
When generations from this day
My decendants stare at me.

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Just a picture in a box
A face but nothing more
Wondering, "Who's that old goat?"
"Was he nice or just a bore?"

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Just a picture in a box
Don't let that come to pass
Identify your snapshots
Provide memories that last.

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Just a picture in a box
For some that may be true
But if you do your homework
It won't be the case for you.

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Dedication, Introduction  &  Introduction  Appendix

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Name
History
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Documented
Reunions
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McBride Decendancy

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With Pictures and
Family Information

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McBride
Photo Gallery

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W/ Surname
Pictures

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Old Family Bible

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Alexander McBride
Mary Armstrong

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Family
Trees

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Printable
Versions

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Native History
With Legends
And Stories

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Slippery  Rock
Pennsylvania

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State and
County
Histories

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Butler County
Venango County

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Who Was
John G.
Bradley
in Plum Township

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Bradleytown
Pennsylvania

Traditions
& History
With Stories

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Edouad
Bompasse

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Bumpus
Decendancy

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Brown, Davison,
Forker, Etc.

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Bumpus
Photo Gallery

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W/ Surname
Pictures

Family
Biographies
Associated
with Bumpus

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John Davison

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Why
Search
Your
Ancestors

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History of
Ethnic
Origins

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Origins of
Family Names

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History of
Last Names

Clan
Armstrong

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History
Legends
Traditions

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Irish
Heraldic
History
 

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Surname
Coats of
Arms

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MacBride
Surname

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Coats
of Arms,
History &
Stories

Author's
Statement

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You can quote
me on this.

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Genealogy
Links

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Get out
your
Travel'n
Mug !

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Last
Name

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Origin -
Meanings

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" Follow your Dreams - No matter where they lead ;

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Follow your Heart - You'll find what you need ! "

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" I can't stand this - Where is my thinking chair and coffee ? "

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Bill W. and Dr. Bob gave us good advice -
" One Day At A Time. "

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More things are wrought by prayer
than this world dreams of.

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You  are  number

Do  not  save  the  ticket.

You  are  not  going  to  win  ANYTHING !

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Music
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Pass it On !

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WHY  would  anyone
think  otherwise  ?

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