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Susan Rood Chapin - A Challenging to Research Ancestor - 52 Ancestors #30
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , the theme is Challenging: It’s a good time to take a look at another challenging-to-research ancestor. I wrote about this ancestor three years a...
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Surname Saturday ~ Goldstein of Romania and New Jersey
I am using the Surname Saturday prompt to review the ancestral lines for my husband's family. The earliest Goldstein whose name I know may not have even been a Goldstein! Isaac lived in Iasi, Romania. Family lore said that his surname was Yancu and that the...
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Catherine Carr Hunter ~ 52 Ancestors #28
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , the theme is Road Trip: Which ancestor do you want to take a road trip to go research? A road trip to Pittsburgh is in my future because my mate...
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Martin Adsit Fought for Independence - 52 Ancestors #27
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , the theme is Independent, as in Independence Day! Which ancestor fought for America’s independence? I have several Revolutionary War ancestors. ...
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Stephen Ashby (d. 1829) - 52 Ancestors #26
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , the theme is Halfway: This week marks the halfway point in the year — and the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge! What ancestor do you have that...
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Dr. Matthew Levitas ~ Is He the Unknown Graduate?
Last week, I shared a photo of an unknown graduate . This photograph has been kept by my mother-in-law's family for many decades - an academic graduation was a significant milestone for an immigrant Jewish family and the parents of this graduate likely shar...
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Heirlooms from Marion Alston (d. 1885) - 52 Ancestors #24
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , the theme is Heirloom. I have many family heirlooms and I am lucky that I have ancestors who saved treasures and passed them down. A little over...
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New Ancestry Database (Social Security Applications and Claims Index)
I've been checking out the new U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 at Ancestry.com. Not every possible name is going to be found in this relatively new database (not by a long shot), but for those which are there, it is possible t...
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Louisa (May) Greeley (d. 1828) - 52 Ancestors #29
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , the theme is Musical: There seems to be a musician in every family. Who is the one in yours? There are many musical members of my extended famil...
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Surname Saturday ~ Handler of Yugoslavia and Ohio
Surname Saturday is a daily blogging prompt from GeneaBloggers , the genealogy community’s resource for blogging. I have decided to use this prompt to review the ancestral lines for my husband's family. The earliest Handler whose name I know are brothers Aa...
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Fantastic, I was named after Uncle Sam!
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James Hunter Obituary (d. 1902) - 52 Ancestors #25
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , the theme is The Old Homestead. I'm taking liberties with this theme, and writing about an ancestor who built homes for a living, including the ...
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What a story! It sounds to me like he might have had coronary artery disease. The description of his shoulder discomfort then neuralgia of the heart well describes angina pain followed by sudden cardiac infarction. He was certainly a colorful fellow.
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Tombstone Tuesday ~ Mary Rosekrans Adsit (1868-1869)
Mary Rosekrans Adsit is my second cousin twice removed. She died at 20 or 21 months old and has a very interesting gravestone, at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn. Many thanks for the description from Wallace G. Lane, Jr. (at the FindAGrave.com memorial): "Oft...
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I write two family history blogs: From Maine to Kentucky and A Jewish Genealogy Journey. Learn what surnames I'm researching by going to my blogs and clicking on the "Surnames" tab at the top.
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