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Why I don't play golf

My great-grandfather, George Henry Mallalieu, is the reason I don’t play golf.



He was born 28 Oct., 1862, in Millington, Md. Mallalieu is a Huguenot name, and we can trace his line back to the 1700s in England.



Although he was born in Millington, on the Eastern Shore, he lived in Glen Rock, N.J., and he was an executive to American Woolen Mills, until he retired in 1929. Millington was named for the mills there, and a newspaper account says the Mallalieus owned… Continue

Added by Doug Tallman on July 20, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Automotive genealogy

Driving in to work the other day, I got to thinking about my automotive genealogy and about how cars help shape our families.



Nearly all the cars I remember as a kid were station wagons. We had a Rambler wagon, like this:





except ours was a forest green. And I remember seeing a picture of the car it replaced, another Rambler wagon with a white roof.



The Ramblers gave way to Chevrolet wagons in the mid-1960s. I… Continue

Added by Doug Tallman on July 11, 2009 at 7:23am — 3 Comments

Social Security Number study

Carnegie Mellon has done a study that shows it’s not hard to predict someone’s Social Security Number based on data that wouldn’t be hard to find. You can find a FAQ at this link.



and here’s the abstract of the study at this link.



Genealogists could be excited and concerned about their… Continue

Added by Doug Tallman on July 10, 2009 at 4:40am — No Comments

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