December Birthdays

It’s time to recognize ancestors who were born in December: Thomas Hinton, Sr., 7x-great-grandfather, born 28 Dec 1693 in St. Anne’s Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland. Johannes Albrecht, 8x-great-grandfather, born 19 Dec 1697 in Pfalz, Germany. Anna Johanna Rudisill, 6x-great-grandmother, born 28 Dec 1740 in York County, Pennsylvania. James Alexander, 4x-great-grandfather, born 23 Dec 1756 in […]

Orphans and Orphans: A Sad Bit of History

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The topic for 85th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is Orphans and Orphans; we’re invited tell the story of traditional orphans – children who lost their parents, or “reverse orphans” – those who left no descendents of their own to tell their story. A branch of my family that represents both kinds of “orphans” […]

Follow Friday: Kreativ Blogger Award

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Several days ago, Sharon of Kindred Footprints bestowed me with the Kreativ Blogger Award, a meme which has been flying through the geneablogger community for the last few weeks.  Thanks Sharon! The rules say that I must reveal seven things about myself, then pass the award on to seven other blogs, so here goes. Seven […]

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 […]