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Donna Peterson
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Attended I went to Mount St Mary Academy in St Charles, IL
Lived in Elmhurst, IL, Elburn and Kaneville, IL, Naples, FL, Cibolo, TX
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Amanuensis Monday- Last Will and Testament of John Ferguson 1755 - 1842
Last Will and Testament of John Fargerson The last Will & Testament of John Fargerson of Sugar River Township, Boone County, Indiana.  In the name of God, I John Fargerson considering the uncertainty of this mortal life & being of sound mind & memory(Blesse...
Last Will and Testament of John Fargerson The last Will & Testament of John Fargerson of Sugar River Township, Boone County, Indiana. In the name of God, I John Fargerson considering the uncertainty of this mortal life & ...
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Blog Caroling - Mary Did You Know?
Once again footnote Maven has invited us to go blog caroling with her!  It is a longstanding tradition of hers and this year I thought I would join the group. To quote fM, "  I challenge each of you to blog or post to Facebook your favorite Christmas Carol ...
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Veterans Day 2016 and A Life Well Lived!
Wanda and Gus 50th Anniversary Today is
Veteran’s Day and I salute all of my friends and family who have bravely served
our country.  I also want to especially
remember my father-in-law Gus Gulyban who died 6 November 2016, just five days
before his ninetie...
Wanda and Gus 50th Anniversary Today is Veteran’s Day and I salute all of my friends and family who have bravely served our country. I also want to especially remember my father-in-law Gus Gulyban who died 6 November ...
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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! Meet my 2nd Great-grandparents
Y our mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible!
music) is to: 1)  We each have 16 great-great grandparents.  How
did their birth and death years vary?  How long were their lifespans?
  2)  For this week, please list your 16 great-...
Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to: 1) We each have 16 great-great grandparents. How did their birth and death years vary? How long were their lifespans? 2) For this...
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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! Family Tree Statistics
Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 1) My friend and colleague Linda Stufflebean posted  J UST FOR FUN – 4 X 6 = 24 FAMILY TREE QUESTIONS  on her blog this week, and I thought we could answer half...
Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 1) My friend and colleague Linda Stufflebean posted JUST FOR FUN – 4 X 6 = 24 FAMILY TREE QUESTIONS on her blog this week, and ...
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Cousin Bait Wins Again!
I have been working on re-doing my family tree as part of the 2016 Genealogy Do-Over and in the past week I entered the Baptism records of 29 children that were born between 1820 and 1834 in the tiny village of Oberselters, Hessen-Nassau, Germany.  The six ...
I have been working on re-doing my family tree as part of the 2016 Genealogy Do-Over and in the past week I entered the Baptism records of 29 children that were born between 1820 and 1834 in the tiny village of Oberselters, H...
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2017 Genealogy Goals
With the beginning of the new year, it's time to check-up on how well I did with my 2016 genealogy goals and establish the goals for 2017. I am still working on the Do-over and will continue in the coming years.  I want my tree to be as accurate as possible...
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Surname Saturday - The Leahy/Lehys of Bulgaden Parish
Bulgaden Parish Church County Limerick, Ireland Recently, I received two inquiries about my connection to the Leahy family.  One was via an ancestry.com message and the other was though MyHeritage dna. The dna match is to a Leahy branch that settled in Cana...
Bulgaden Parish Church County Limerick, Ireland Recently, I received two inquiries about my connection to the Leahy family. One was via an ancestry.com message and the other was though MyHeritage dna. The dna match is to a L...
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Making Connections through Online Trees
On August 25, a private message popped up in my facebook feed and it was dated 12/09/2014! Where was it before and what triggered its appearance? The message was essentially that the author believed he was related y.to my husband through the Heinrich Wilh...
On August 25, a private message popped up in my facebook feed and it was dated 12/09/2014! Where was it before and what triggered its appearance? The message was essentially that the author believed he was related y.to my hus...
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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! Family Tree Statistics
Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 1) My friend and colleague Linda Stufflebean posted  J UST FOR FUN – 4 X 6 = 24 FAMILY TREE QUESTIONS  on her blog this week, and I thought we could answer half...
Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 1) My friend and colleague Linda Stufflebean posted JUST FOR FUN – 4 X 6 = 24 FAMILY TREE QUESTIONS on her blog this week, and ...
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World Thinking Day and My Scouting Life
You can sell a lot of cookies to hungry high schoolers! Today February 22, 2016 is World Thinking Day celebrated by Scouts and Scouters around the world to commorate the joint birthday of Lord and Lady Baden Powell the founders of the Scouting movement. My ...
You can sell a lot of cookies to hungry high schoolers! Today February 22, 2016 is World Thinking Day celebrated by Scouts and Scouters around the world to commorate the joint birthday of Lord and Lady Baden Powell the founde...
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Serendipity Times Two - Unexpected Finds!
Things you find on the way to somewhere else!  I am taking the "Family History Writing Challenge" from Lynn Palermo and decided to write the story of my Great-Great-Grandmother Catherine Caspary and her decision to immigrate to the United States in 1856. Ca...
Things you find on the way to somewhere else! I am taking the "Family History Writing Challenge" from Lynn Palermo and decided to write the story of my Great-Great-Grandmother Catherine Caspary and her decision to immigrate ...
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I love solving the mysteries of genealogy.
Introduction
I grew up in the Midwest and moved to Florida when my husband retired.  I began my genealogy pursuits there and now I continue them from Texas.
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I have 2 wonderful children and 3 super grands!
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  • I went to Mount St Mary Academy in St Charles, IL
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retired
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Elmhurst, IL, Elburn and Kaneville, IL, Naples, FL, Cibolo, TX
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