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Margie Tolsdorf
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A Favorite Photo
     This is the 2nd week for #52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This week's challenge is a favorite photo. The only thing wrong with this theme is deciding what to pick. I love the photo of Great Grandma Estella Smith and her father, John M. Vorhies, in the sleigh...
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Start
Amy Johnson Crow is a well known genealogy blogger. A few years ago I discovered late in the year that she does a challenge to genealogy bloggers called “ 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks”. She has renewed that challenge for 2018. Because my blogging has slowed dow...
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December 25, 2017
                          Merry Christmas I have shared this photo before, but it makes me think of Christmas when my mother was a young girl. Pictured are Estella Smith, my great-grandmother, and her father, my 2nd great-grandfather, John M. Vorhies. She r...
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A Mystery to Solve
Sometimes, especially when I am tired and just sitting around relaxing, I grab my ipad and surf around a little in Ancestry blogs, in on-line research sites and just read random genealogy articles here and there.  I have no plan other than to fill time avoi...
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Thanksgiving 2017
Happy Thanksgiving to all.  I hope this finds you gathered around your Thanksgiving table with family, friends, and a cousin or two. For some families this is not such a joyful occasion. Dear friends have lost husbands, wives, parents and even children. Oth...
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Time to Blog
Well, I suppose I need to get back to blogging and my Cousins. My hiatus from Cousins was filled with travel and adventure. Cruising down the Rhine and Danube Rivers of Europe was relaxing, educational and exhausting. My favorite sites were the massive Colo...
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Hiatus
Cousins will be on hiatus for several weeks. Thank you to my loyal readers. I will be back.😀
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Can Anyone Help?
I ran across a group of photos that have no identification on the back. My mother was always insistent that photos have identification on the back. This leads me to believe the pictures are from my father's side of the family. Well, also I believe they came...
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Can Anyone Help?
I ran across a group of photos that have no identification on the back. My mother was always insistent that photos have identification on the back. This leads me to believe the pictures are from my father's side of the family. Well, also I believe they came...
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Suicide of Early Settler
  In the post   Charles and Jennie Wright , I promised a sad family story. This is it. Well, yes. This is impossible to read.  It is an article taken from the Sycamore True Republican newspaper on March 1, 1913.          It says:   A shocking suicide of on...
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