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I love solving the mysteries of genealogy.
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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 27 Travel
For the Adolf
Hansen family of Bergen, Norway, things began to unravel in the late 1880’s. Dorette
Hansen died 4 July 1887 [i] after
giving birth to a daughter Aagot Dorette in June of 1887. In February of 1889
their father Adolf married Nathalie Bull Egber...
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 27 Travel
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 27 Travel
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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Independence the Story of a Patriot
There is a “Patriot” in my husband’s
family tree! Men who served in the Revolutionary are referred to as Patriots. John Ferguson was the second child
born to William Ferguson and Elizabeth LeMaster in 1754. They lived in Poquoson,
York, Virginia. About 1769...
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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 26 Betty the Later Years
The theme for this week is "Black Sheep" but I haven't found any yet so I am posting the last of three posts about the life of my mother Betty Connery Hansen. photo credit Elmhurst Press, publ 8 June 1965 l-r Peggy, Alice, Mike, Donald, Betty, Paul, and Mar...
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52 Ancestors - Week 24 Same Name
52 Ancestors - Week 24 Same Name
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For this
week’s prompt “Same Name”, I am reposting a blog post first published on July
24, 2012. It is the story of two John Burbachs, one my grandmother’s brother,
the other her cousin Johnny. There have been some changes and revisions made for this post. ...
Hanging from the Family Tree
Hanging from the Family Tree
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Father's Day Homily at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
This is a guest post from my cousin Pat Connery Koko as delivered in a homily at the Masses on Father's Day at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Chicago, Illinois. Published with her permission. Photo courtesy of Paul Koko Happy Father’s Day to all
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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 24 Father’s Day
Since I have previously written about
my Dad and both of my Grandfathers as well as my Father-in-law, this post will
be about my children’s father, my husband. Dave Peterson was a man of love,
character, religion, discipline, loyalty and honor. He was the k...
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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 20 Language
Doing genealogy has taught me to be
creative doing my research. Since my ancestors are recent immigrants, I have
been using European Church records from almost the beginning. I feel very lucky now that I took
Latin in high school, since it’s really getting ...
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 20 Language
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 20 Language
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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Mothers - Betty part 2
(part 1 ended with Betty and Donald's marriage) Donald’s work would require them to
live in Atlanta for the first year of their marriage, but then they would
return to Chicago where they would live with her parents since Donald and his
parents often travele...
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52 Ancestors - Week 19 Mothers - Betty Connery Hansen Part 1
25 September 1917, the world was a
war. The headlines of the day in the Chicago Tribune read “2 Air Raids on
England – 6 Dead” and “Steel Prices cut in half by President”. [i] This was the world that Elizabeth Mary Connery was born into. She was the tenth
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