- My Price Ancestors, an Impenetrable, Impervious Brick Wall Line. 52 Ancestors, Week 21: Brick Wall
- My Beardsley Ancestors, the Lost Village of Beard’s Wood, My Family Connection to P.T. Barnum and General Tom Thumb. 52 Ancestors, Week 20: Bearded.
- Walpurgisnacht (Saint Walpurgis Night), Saint Walpurga, My Ancestors Named Walpurgis from Tauber Franconia (Germany)
- My Ancestor, Royal Servant Edmund Moody Saved the Life of Henry VIII and Changed History! 52 Ancestors, Week 16 – Should Be a Movie.
- 52 Ancestors, Week 15: Solitude. Quaker Ancestors. Quakers and the Invention of Solitary Confinement.
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Walpurgisnacht (Saint Walpurgis Night), Saint Walpurga, My Ancestors Named Walpurgis from Tauber Franconia (Germany)
Today April 30th, is half-way to Halloween! For someone that loves Halloween — I am a closet actress that missed her calling! — today is a pleasant reminder that summer, which hasn’t even started, will be over soon enough! I … Continue reading
Posted in Genealogy, Religious Tagged Albert, Anglo Saxon England, Baden-Württemberg, Baird, Bavaria, Beltane, Bischofsheim on the Tauber, Boniface, Bram Stoker, Catholic, Christian, Christianity, Czech Republic, Delaware, Denmark, Drummer of Niklashausen, East Franconian, Eichstätt, England, Estonia, Fairfield County Ohio, faith, family history, Family Tree, Finland, Franconia, Genealogy, German, Germanic, Germany, Hagerstown, Half-way to Halloween, Halloween, Heidenheim, Hexennacht, Hocking County Ohio, Hoerner, Holy Boniface, Hopkins, Klein, Lancaster County Pennsylvania, Latvia, Lehman, Lithuania, Main-Tauber-Kreis, Malott, Maryland, Mateer, May Day, Meteer, Midsummer's Eve, Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Netherlands, New York, Niklashausen, Norway, Ohio, Patron Saint, Pennsylvania, Perry County Ohio, piper of Niklashausen, Price, Rükert, Richard of Wessex, Richard the Pilgrim, Rufname, Saint John's Eve, Saint Walburga, Saint Walpurga, Saint Walpurgis, Saint Walpurgis Night, Sankt Walpurgisnacht, sankthansaften, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Tauber, Tauber River, Tauberbischofsheim, Taylor, Walpurgis Night, Walpurgisnacht, Washington County Maryland, witchcraft, Witches, Wolfkill, Zilhart 1 Comment
My Three Ancestors Named Ursula – 52 Ancestors, Week 14: Begins with a Vowel
When trying to decide who to write about this week, I do have a few ancestors that both their first and last names begin with a vowel, including my eleventh great-grandfather Egidius Egen who was born and died in Dettingen … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Famous Kin, Genealogy Tagged 52 Ancestors, Budd, Christian, Driedorf, Drisch, Drucksen, Dutch, Dutch Reformed Church, faith, family history, Family Tree, Genealogy, German, German Naming, Germany, Hesse, Hohenroth, Indiana, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Le Maistre, Lemaistre, Major General Joseph Bartholomew, Maul, Maulin, Mormonism, Moulyn, New York, North Tarrytown, Palmer, Rufname, Sayn, Sine, Sleepy Hollow, Strang, Syn, Tarrytown, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Urseltje, Ursey, Ursie, Ursty, Ursula, Washington Irving, Westchester County New York Leave a comment
52 Ancestors Week 34: Timeline. Trying to Reconstruct a Timeline of My 3rd Great-Grandparents Michael Nestor and Catherine Hanberry using Irish Petty Session Court Registers.
This week’s writing prompt is Timeline. I have decided to write about my 3rd great-grandparents Michael Nestor and Catherine Hanberry of Gort, Galway, Ireland. In my research they appear to be non-existent in church and census records in Ireland! Below … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Genealogy Tagged 52 Ancestors, ancestors, Ancestry, Aroma, Beagh, Caherlavine, Carroll, Catholic, Chicago, Christian, Connelly, Cook County, Derreen, Derrybrien, DNA, Donnady, Donovan, Dormady, Doyle, Duignan, Emmetsburg, Fahey, Fahy, family history, Family Tree, Fay, Galway, Genealogy, Gilchreest, Glynn, Gort, Grimes, Hanberry, Hanlon, Hansberry, Hillsbrook, Illinois, Iowa, Ireland, Irish, Joynt, Kankakee County, Kentucky, Kilbeacanty, Loughrea, Louisville Kentucky, McCarthy, McDermott, Monaghan, Moylan, Mullen, Mullens, Mullins, Murphy, Nestor, New York, New York City, Ottumwa, Palo Alto County, Pennsylvania, Petty Session Courts, Pittsburgh, Shaughnessy, Timeline, Troy, Tuam, United States, US Census, Walsh, Wapello County, Ward Leave a comment
William G. Lyons, My 2nd Great Granduncle. 52 Ancestors, Week 27: Extended Family.
This week’s writing prompt for 52 Ancestors is Extended Family. We often focus on those people from whom we descend. But what about their siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins? They played a role in our ancestors’ lives, just like those … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Genealogy Tagged 52 Ancestors, Addis, Armstrong, Barton, Bucks County Pennsylvania, California, Chainman Mine, Cooper, Cowger's Ranch, Dutch, Ely, English, Family Tree, Genealogy, German, Gold, Gold Rush, Hamilton County Ohio, Jewett Adams, Kansas, Lukens, Lyons, Lyons County Nevada, McGill, Miami County Ohio, Mineral City, Mining, Monitor Mine, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Placer County California, Silver, Stinsman, Virginia City Nevada, Ward Nevada, White Pine 3 Comments
My Immigrant Ancestor Daniel Strang, Sr. – A Frenchman Who Could NOT Make a Tasty Fricassee!
This week’s writing prompt for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is Food and Drink. I immediately thought of my ancestor Daniel Strang, Sr! Evidently, according to Madam Knight of Boston, he may have owned an inn and tavern in Rye, … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Genealogy, Recipes Tagged 52 Ancestors, Brown Fricassee, Colonial America, Colonial America Cooking, Colonial New York, Cooking, England, family history, Family Tree, Food and Drink, France, French, French Cooking, French Huguenots, Fricassee, Genealogy, Gien, Lemaistre, Loiret, Lorret, New York, Rabbit, Recipes, Rye New York, Strang, Strang's Tavern, Streing, The Chateau de Chamerolles, Westchester County New York 2 Comments
My Ancestor Maria Thomas Badie, Gifted Two Silver Communion Beakers to The Dutch Reformed Church of Breuckelen (Brooklyn, New York) in 1684. 52 Ancestors March Theme: Females. Week 10: Worship.
My ancestor Maria Thomas Badie was a wealthy woman who was married three times. In surviving legal documents, Maria used Thomas or Badie as her surname, not those of her husbands. (1) In records, the most common variants of her name … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Genealogy, Religious Tagged 52 Ancestors, Armstrong, Badie, Brackhonge, Braconie, Breuckelen, Brooklyn, Brouwer, Brouwer Berkhoven, Charity, Christian, Cooper, Dutch, Dutch Reformed Church of Breuckelen, faith, family, family history, family stories, Family Tree, Genealogy, German, Germany, Groome, Hope, Kimber, Lyons, Maria Thomas Badie, Netherlands, New Amsterdam, New York, Norris, Nutick, Old First, Quakers, Severns, Simpson, Van Sant, Verdon, Weiss, Worship 1 Comment
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Theme for March: Females. The story of the life of my 3rd great-grandmother Cordelia Merchant Cole.
March is Women’s History Month. The writing theme for March is “Females” and for this ninth week it is “Female.” I have so many women in my family tree I could write about. And later in the month, I for … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Genealogy Tagged 52 Ancestors, A scandalous affair, Arnold, Barre, Barre Orleans New York, Broome, Broome County New York, Canfield, Chenango B, Cole, Colesville, Colonial America, Colonial Connecticut, Colonial Massachusetts, DeKalb County, family history, Family Tree, Frederick, French, Fuller, Genealogy, Hoosick, Indiana, Losure, Lozier, Marchant, Merchant, Morgan, New York, Newville De Kalb County Indiana, Northrup, Orleans County Alms "Poor" House and Cemetery, Orleans County New York, Otsego New York, Oviatt, Palmer, Prindle, Rensselaer New York, Root, Temple, Women's History Month, Worcester New York 6 Comments
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Week 6: Maps. February Theme: Branching Out. My Ancestor Anneken (Annetje) Hendricks (Henriksen) Vanderbilt from Bergen, Norway.
Above is a painting of an old map of Bergen, Norway. Hieronimus Scholaeus’ prospect of Bergen was painted about 1580 and published in Cologne in 1588 in a large atlas with pictures of “cities from the whole world” The Civitates … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Famous Kin, Genealogy, Uncategorized Tagged 52 Ancestors, Anneken, Annetje, Bergen, Dutch, Hendricks, Hendriks, Henricksen, Henriksdotter, Maps, New Amsterdam, New Netherlands, New York, Norge, Norway, Norwegian, Norwegian Americans, Vanderbilt 3 Comments
My Greatsinger (Gretzinger) and Bonnett ancestors of Berlin, Germany
My Greatsinger (Gretzinger) and Bonnett ancestors are through my great x3 Grandmother Hannah Elizabeth Kritsinger/Greatsinger (she married David Prindle, Sr.). Her grandfather was Johann Christian Gretzinger (Greatsinger), he was the son of Johann Jacob Gretzinger and Loisa (Louisa) Antoneta Bonnett, … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Berlin, Bonnett, British America, British American Colonies, British Colonies, Christian, Clerk, Cole, De Clerk, Deyo, DNA, Doman, Dutch, Evangelical Reformed Lutheran, faith, family history, family stories, Family Tree, France, Freehold, Genealogy, Germany, Greatsinger, Gretzinger, Jerusalem Chapel, Klerk, Kritsinger, Letts, Litts, Litz, Lutheran, Monmouth County, Myers, Netherlands, New Jersey, New York, Palmer, Parmer, Prindle, Rhodes, Sluiter, Sluyter, Spencer, Steiner, Strelmer, The Netherlands, Ulster County, Van Schuyven, Vanderbilt 2 Comments
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