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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday ~ Morris Goldstein's Scar
In my recent blog post where I shared the Certificate of Naturalization for my husband's grandfather, Morris Goldstein, the physical description of him includes the fact that he has a "scar on middle of forehead." Originally shared August 2012 When I zoom i...
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Surname Saturday ~ May of England and Boston, Massachusetts
East Sussex, England Courtesy Wikimedia Commons My immigrant May ancestor is John May. He was born in Mayfield, Sussex (now part of East Sussex), England, about 1590. He was captain of "The James," a ship which sailed between London and New England. Ultimat...
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Sunday's Obituary ~ Mary Stanton Willet, 1834
In doing additional research on my fourth great-grandfather, Jedidiah Willet , I came across a couple of brief death notices for his second wife, my fourth great-grandmother. The first is from a newspaper in Georgia: November 13, 1834, Macon Weekly Telegrap...
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Frances Stanton Willet - 52 Ancestors #18
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks  writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , I am writing about my third great-grandmother, Frances Stanton Willet who was born on January 20, 1807, either in Connecticut or in Massachuset...
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Certificate of Citizenship for Morris Goldstein
In April, when we visited my parents-in-law for Passover, my mother-in-law remembered that she had found something that she wanted me to have: her father's certificate of citizenship! It turns out that this is a replacement for one that must have been "lost...
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It's thanks to my mother-in-law, who knew that I'd be interested in this! She was excited that I was excited!
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Happy 4th Blogiversary to From Maine to Kentucky
This is blog post number 290 over the past four years. Although I slowed down during 2014, I expect to increase the number of posts in 2015 because of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge, in which I am writing about various direct-line ancestors once a w...
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John Willett, Patriot - 52 Ancestors #21
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks  writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , the theme is Military, in honor of Memorial Day. I have used the tag Military Monday on all posts about ancestors who have served in the milita...
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Black Sheep - Feroll Moore Pyle - 52 Ancestors #20
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks  writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , the theme is Black Sheep. For each of the first nineteen weeks of this challenge, I have had success writing about a direct ancestor. For this ...
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There's A Way - Jedidiah Willet - 52 Ancestors #19
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks  writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , the theme is There’s a Way. I am using this to explore the migration of a fourth great-grandfather from Connecticut to Georgia in the early 19t...
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Wedding Wednesday ~ Jedediah Willet and Mary Stanton (1806)
January 28, 1806, issue of the Connecticut Herald (GenealogyBank.com) MARRIED At Lisbon, Mr. Jedediah Willet, of Norwich, to Miss Mary Stanton, for the former place. I believe these are the parents of Frances Stanton Willet (1807-1893), the subject of this ...
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Thomas Goodwin Wells - Prosperous? - 52 Ancestors #17
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks  writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , the theme is Prosper. The ancestor I selected was prosperous, yet suffered a terrible tragedy before he turned 50. My 3rd great-grandfather, Th...
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Great-Grandparents Aaron and Sarah Handler
I have shared a few tidbits from the Mishpacha Tape Helen and Esther 1988 at YouTube since a cousin reached out to me last November: Connecting With A Handler Cousin - Blog as Cousin Bait Great-Grandmother Sarah or Sally Handler Rose Handler - An Older Sist...
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Yes +Gary Solomon  I theorize that Aaron's brother is Zvi / Harry, whom Steve's dad must be named after (since he's known as Harry and Zvi is on his ketubah).
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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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