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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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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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Early 20th Century Hunter Sisters - Update
I have written about my grandmother and her sisters a few times: Wordless Wednesday ~ Hunter Sisters Circa 1911 Wordless Wednesday ~ Hunter Sisters Circa 1909 (This date is in error, and now I've determined that some of the facts need changing yet again!) E...
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Bowmie Ashby's 1890 Wedding - 52 Ancestors #23
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , the theme is Wedding. I have written about many ancestor weddings. You can see all of the posts with the label "Wedding Wednesday" by clicking h...
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Percy Earle Hunter's 1895 Commencement - 52 Ancestors #22
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , the theme is Commencement. I want to use this opportunity to share my new favorite resource: Newspapers.com . Now, as has been pointed out (by S...
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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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Wordless Wednesday ~ Unknown Graduate
I have had this photograph in my collection for several years. It comes from my mother-in-law's side of the family and is a graduation photo. (See the scroll in the young man's left hand and the books under his right.) Unfortunately, no one knows who this y...
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Actually, I do know of a cemetery in a challenging location. Check out http://frommainetokentucky.blogspot.com/2011/11/not-quite-tombstone-tuesday-james.html where a 3rd great-grandfather of mine is buried.
We often talk about access to cemeteries, or just as often, lack of access to cemeteries. Most often it's a case where the cemetery is on private land, in a church cemetery with limited access, etc. Earlier this year we blogged about Hart Island – NYC's Public Burial Ground – Over 1 Million ...
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Celebrating Blogiversary #4
This is blog post number 164 over the past four years. Although I have not blogged as much recently, I still enjoy writing about my husband's Jewish ancestry (in Eastern Europe and America), and often try to fit in a post that can be helpful to other resear...
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Thanks so much Gary - and let me know if you come across those old photos!
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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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