Monthly Archives: November 2021

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Week 47: Thankful. DNA, Genealogy Sites, and finding long-lost cousins.

Week 47: Thankful This week’s prompt for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is Thankful. “Is there an ancestor you’re especially thankful that you found or a story that you’re thankful you discovered? What about all of the wonderful resources available … Continue reading

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The Salvation Army Red Kettle and Ringing of Bell History

As I was getting my Mrs. Santa Claus outfit together, in the last few weeks, in preparation for volunteering to ring The Salvation Army bell this holiday season, I decided to discover the history behind The Salvation Army red kettle … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2021 – Week 46: Birthdays. My cousin the Treasonous Benedict Arnold and the Important Date of 21 September 1780.

When I got the prompt this week and read that it was birthdays, I considered writing about shared ancestors with my same birthday – the 21st of September. But then decided to take a different approach and write about what … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2021 – Week 45: Stormy Weather. My ancestors John Cogswell / Elizabeth Thompson – The Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635 – The Ship Angel Gabriel

The ship Angel Gabriel was a 240-ton English passenger galleon. They journeyed from England to Massachusetts in a fleet of five ships, the Angel Gabriel joined by the James, the Elizabeth (Bess), the Mary and the Diligence. They left Bristol England on 4 June 1635. The Angel Gabriel was captained by Robert Andrews of Norwich, Norfolk, England. … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors in 52 weeks 2021 – Week 44: Voting. Nathaniel Cole and Nathaniel Cole, Jr.

I decided to join the 52 ancestors in 52 weeks project for 2021 a few days ago. I anticipated with great excitement getting the prompt for this week today (with many great stories about my ancestors whirling in my head). … Continue reading

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