The Rebirth of William’s London

Millions of people living under poor conditions led to the demise of early London when filth helped spread the Black Death during the middle 1300s and again during the plague of 1665. But where the plagues didn’t reach, a fire did. A huge fire in old London in 1666 destroyed most of the slums. London was rebuilt and maintained until World War II when it suffered incredible damage from bombing. But London rebuilt again and today’s London is still a beautiful and charming city, highly recommended as a travel destination.
Suellen Ocean is the author of the historic novel The Celtic Prince Available here:
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Ever Have Racial Slurs In Your Head?

If we’re around someone who uses them, then, yah, they’re in our computer of a head. I hate it when that happens, that’s why I cringe when someone makes even a vague racial slur. My mind is a garden and someone’s off mental ramblings are like noxious weeds that I want pulled.
Suellen Ocean is the author of the historic novel The Celtic Prince Available here:
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Every Ethnic Group Has Another Group Who Hates Them

Everyone belongs to a variety of “groups”. Whether it be the color of your skin group, the territory group (where your people hail from) what clothes you wear or what music you choose to listen to and especially what your spiritual beliefs are. We are all in a group (or groups) and moving in between groups. Some groups we choose, others we were born into. There is always someone who hates certain groups, and we should remember that, the next time we start to hate a group. I say we make the best of the groups we are subjected and elected to partake in. Our eyes will see the world as a more beautiful place when we accept other’s groups.
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Are the Stars on the Homes and Barns of Kentucky, Masonic Symbols?

While traveling through Kentucky, I saw many five-pointed stars on homes and barns. There are a variety of answers to what these stars signify but the one I liked best was when my cousin said she thought they were the symbol for Texas, the Lone Star of Texas. But in Kentucky and in several other states as well? That five-pointed star is the Texas state emblem and also has a connection to the secret society group known as the Masons.
Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret Genealogy – A How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy II – Uncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III – From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:
Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082
Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222
Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X
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Are Some Hippy Movements Amish Inspired?

Not the sex, drugs and rock’n’roll kind of hippies but the ones who extolled the virtues of living simply and during the 60’s and 70’s had both a back to the land and a Jesus Freak streak in them (don’t ask me how I know). Think about it. Thousands of young people fled metro areas for the country. They scorned materialism for the simple pleasures of milking their own goats, tending gardens, schooling their own children, often living with no electricity and without modern conveniences, growing beards and living in “distinction from the world around them”. Add to that peace and reconciliation instead of violence. Were we really just doing our own thing?

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

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The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

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A Houses of Worship Vacation?

Throughout history, houses of worship provide many benefits for their communities. They also provide a treasure trove for genealogists. I find historical houses of worship so interesting, I could design a vacation around them. They leave clues in their architecture, their stained glass windows, their name, their cemeteries nearby, their location, their founders and the year erected. I found a beautiful antique Star of David, leaded glass, stained glass window, embedded in an old church with Gothic style windows. It was not a synagogue, it was a Catholic Church. I’ve also heard that there are tiny (microscopic) Stars of David etched into the stained glass of at least one of Spain’s historical Catholic Churches, a sort of rebellious graffiti from the artisans who professed to be New Christians but held fast to their Jewish traditions.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Lion-Lions-Trace/dp/0965114074

The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Quadroon-Lions-Trace-Volume/dp/149283999X

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Would Being Related to Jesus Make You Feel Special?

I must admit that as a genealogist, I’d get a charge out of finding that Jesus was in my family tree. I’ve heard that there is a book entitled, “King Jesus” and that it’s premise is that Jesus was the real King for the Royal Bloodline. There are those who believe that the Catholic Church kept the Judas story out of the Bible because the authors of that “book of the Bible” (or shall we say non book because it wasn’t canonized) believed you didn’t have to go through the church to get to God. Well yes, I too believe that the light of God is free, I feel closest when in nature with no one else about. I don’t have to pay a church for that.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

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