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The posts on this site are divided into two main subject areas. One is The Story of Us, with stories, posts and photo galleries specifically related to genealogy and family history in general, and my family (and all its many branches) in particular. If you’re mainly interested in that and not all the political stuff, that’s the place to go.

On the other hand, The Truth … According to Greg is, well, everything else, the stuff about current events, politics, religion — you know, all the things you’re not supposed to talk about over the family dinner table. In fact, talking about this stuff has gotten me blocked from the Facebook pages of two cousins of mine whose stories are a part of The Story of Us and who probably won’t be inviting me to their dinner table any time soon. Sometimes the truth hurts.

This page displays all of my various social media feeds. Although it’s sometimes hard to separate one from the other, as is the case with the two tracks described above, one account @Gregory_Hile has mainly the truth stuff and can also be found over on The Truth page, while @Hile Family History focuses on genealogy and family history and can be found not only below but also and on the home and most other pages.

Facebook and Instagram feeds can also be found below and various other pages. YouTube, Pinterest and possibly others will hopefully follow soon, although Pinterest is already available at Finescale History and Finescale Design.

How very true …

You'll have less difficulty with your #genealogy if you are willing to learn new things, let go of some assumptions, realize that you could make a mistake, realize that what Grandpa said might not be 100% true, and ask questions and ask for help when needed.

Amazing work, amazing photographer, amazing daughter ...

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Awesome work, awesome photographer, awesome daughter ...

What’s In My Bag: Check Out This Paw-some Kit For Pet Photography https://alphauniverse.com/stories/whats-in-my-bag-check-out-this-pawsome-kit-for-pet-photography/

When telling family history do you always share unpleasant truths? How about when the subject is your great-grandmother? https://gregoryhile.com/stories/westward-bound-warts/

There comes a time in the evolution of genealogists, when they turn from building out the branches of family trees and acquiring as many names as possible, towards that of family historian, where the focus turns to filling out the branches of those trees with the leaves and

There comes a time in the evolution of genealogists, when they turn from building out the branches of family trees and acquiring as many names as possible, towards that of family historian, where the focus turns to filling out the branches of those trees with the leaves and

The 1950 U.S. Census will be released April 1. No fools!

Even as excitement builds over the 1950 census, there's bittersweet with the sweet. #genealogy https://www.legalgenealogist.com/2022/03/12/sweet-and-bittersweet/

My Westward Bound series will be starting soon, and this helps set the stage for the journey from Hannibal to the west coast, which began April 29, 1919 …

My daughter Katie got me to play a game of Wordle the other day, so not all my time is spent doing genealogy/family history. So there!

Pretty much tree, except I get a tiny bit of reading in too. #GenChat https://twitter.com/UncoverFamHis/status/1496982020287000580

At the Gogebic County courthouse on June 11, 1928, Rev. Pearson officiated the nuptials of 21 year-old Gisborn Sherman Penrose of Hurley, WI and 19 year-old Helmi Sylvia Johnson of Ironwood, MI. At least that’s what the marriage license said.

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The World According to Greg

A blend of genealogy and history, along with current events, politics, religion, and other stuff not always suited for the dinner table. No charge. ...

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At the Gogebic County courthouse on June 11, 1928, Rev. Pearson officiated the nuptials of 21 year-old Gisborn Sherman Penrose of Hurley, WI and 19 year-old Helmi Sylvia Johnson of Ironwood, MI. At least that’s what the marriage license said.

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Uh, How Old Did You Say You Were? - The World According to Greg

Over at the Gogebic County courthouse on June 11, 1928, the Reverend Axel G. Pearson officiated the nuptials of 21 year-old Gisborn Sherman Penrose ...

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Reminds me of the rays of the Sun — so strong they’ll burn your eyes out if you look directly at it unless you’re wearing a paw patrol mask over them …

A virus so strong that it can get past 3 vaccines but can’t get past your paw patrol mask.

If anyone embodied the Finnish notion of sisu it was my grandmother. As stoic and resilient as they come Grandma Penrose was almost deaf, had a heart condition, a double mastectomy, and a very soft voice, but it was always clear just who was in charge.

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Sisu Down Big Boy - The World According to Greg

If anyone embodied the Finnish notion of sisu it had to be my grandmother. As stoic and resilient as they come Grandma Penrose was almost deaf, had a...

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The appellate court decision had to do with jury selection, not the use of DNA, so there will likely be a retrial and he remains in custody. These things happen …

Terrible news about this groundbreaking case in the world of #investigativegeneticgenealogy. My thoughts are with the families of Jay and Tanya. https://www.heraldnet.com/news/juror-bias-cold-case-murder-defendants-conviction-reversed/

Teachers, what do you think about this? Students, are they right?

The best teachers I remember from high school and college weren't those who taught their subject particularly well. They were the ones who taught me the joy of learning in general. Learning specifics was merely a special case, one which I could pick up later.

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