Surname Saturday: Word Mosaic

Surname Word Mosaic

Word Mosaics have been popping up in the geneablogger community lately as a fun way to showcase the surnames one is researching.  Thanks to Sandra at I Never Knew My Father for inspiring me to finally create my own. I thought this would be a good way to introduce my new blog series:  Surname Saturday.  […]

November Birthdays

Let’s recognize ancestors and close relatives who were born in November: Elizabeth Goodrich, 9x-great-grandmother, born 02 Nov 1645 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. Hans Paul Dellinger, 8x-great-grandfather, born 05 Nov 1670. Ludwig Albright, 7x-great-grandfather, born 11 Nov 1731 in Germany. Anna Maria Keller, 7x-great-grandmother, born 11 Nov 1733 in Bern Township, Berks, Pennsylvania. Benjamin Burgin, 6x-great-grandfather, […]

Journey Across the Pond

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Most lines of my family tree came to America before 1750.  I have very little documentation of their journey across the pond at this point, as I’ve been concentrating on completing my American records first. Confirmed Passenger Lists The only passenger list that I have is for the Albrecht/Albright family who traveled from Palatine Germany […]

October Birthdays

Let’s recognize ancestors who were born in October: Hans Jakob Rudisuhle, 8x-great-grandfather, born 04 Oct 1666 in Michelfeld, Germany. Margaret Coghill, 9x-great-grandmother, born 05 Oct 1684 in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England. George Heinrich Weidner, 6x-great-grandfather, born 09 Oct 1717 in Coburg, Sachsen, Germany. Thomas Mackie, 5x, 6x, and 7x-great-grandfather, born 18 Oct 1724 in Burnsquare, Ceres, […]

September Birthdays

Let’s recognize ancestors and close relatives who were born in September: John Burgin, 7x-great-grandfather, born 14 Sep 1704 in Shrewsbury Parish, Kent, Maryland. Elias Powell, 6x-great-grandfather, born 26 Sep 1754 in Bromfield Parish, Culpepper, Virginia. Elizabeth Mann, 5x-great-grandmother, born 29 Sep 1777 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Sarah Morrison, 4x-great-grandmother, born 20 Sep 1778 in […]

North Carolina Road Trip

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I got home today from the genealogy road trip to Asheville, North Carolina that I’ve been planning for a couple of weeks.   Many of my ancestors lived in the Old Fort area (about 20 miles outside Asheville) for several generations before coming to Georgia.  My plan for the trip was to visit the McDowell County […]

August Birthdays

Let’s recognize ancestors and close relatives who were born in August: Agnes Kattermann, 9x-great-grandmother, born 20 Aug 1634. William Garrett, 7x-great-grandfather, born 21 Aug 1643 in Leicestershire, Darby, England. Johans Philip Dellinger, 7x-great-grandfather, born 24 Aug 1706 in Oberacker, Kraichtal, Baden-Wurtemberg. Rhoda Cunningham, 4x-great-grandmother, born 15 Aug 1763 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Maud Angeline Whitener, […]

2008 – The Year In Review

Inspired by DearMyrtle and following the lead of Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings, here is a quick review of last year’s posts: Jan 2008 – Thomas Young Hemphill McEntire – I found an interesting biographical sketch on my 4x great-grandfather. Feb 2008 – John Burgin, Esquire – I came across an ancestor (John Burgin, born 1777), […]

The Oral History Project

I‘ve decided to start an oral history project and I would encourage you to do the same.  Our older relatives have priceless memories and it is not too soon to start collecting them. My maternal grandfather was a gifted, natural storyteller.  He could spin a tale with such vivid details that his listeners were riveted.  […]