Category Archive: New Year

Dec 30

Happy New Year! But Who Is Sylvester?

Years ago we used this small 1935 hymnal for our Sunday School opening service. The hymns are arranged by the church season and there are five hymns for saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming in the New Year–a season named Sylvester and New Year in this hymn book. I always wondered–just who was …

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Jan 08

Karen’s Chatt 2015 Wrap-Up

Here we are, one week into the New Year, but before I move on I want to summarize the year 2015 for Karen’s Chatt. Karen’s Chatt began its 5th year in 2015 with the news that a story about my great-grandfather, immigrant Jacob Mueller, was published in the Saarbrücker Zeitung, a German newspaper. Thanks to …

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Jan 01

Happy New Year from Karen’s Chatt

Happy New Year! May 2016 bring you and your family good health, happiness, prosperity, and lots of wonderful memories for years to come.     The next postcard is written in German, with a message for all, no matter what year: Heartfelt blessings for the New Year. Remember the Lord in all they ways. He …

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Jan 01

Happy New Year 2015!

Happy New Year! Today, the first day of 2015, I am not even going to mention last year’s resolutions. Since I have done so poorly with them I do not see any point in bringing up the same old unfinished goals yet another year. I will only say that genealogical organization is an ongoing process …

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Jan 03

Welcome 2014!

A new year. A clean slate. An empty calendar. Another opportunity to once again make resolutions and goals that will most likely not be kept for a even week. But making resolutions and goals seems to come with the New Year. How did I do with my 2013 genealogy goals? Let’s see: Digitize the family …

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