Monthly Archives: January 2015

my 5th great-quaker-grandmum, elizabeth jessop (52 Ancestors #4)

Theme, Week 4 (Jan. 22-28):  “closest to your birthday” ————————————————————————————————- Which ancestor’s birthday is closest to my own of June 27?  Hmmm… A pedigree chart going back far as 6th great-grands shows the closest in that group to be, my 5th great-grandmother, Elizabeth JESSOP, her June 24, … Continue reading

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regent of kiev, saint olga (52 Ancestors #3)

Theme, Week 3 (Jan. 15-23):  “Tough Woman” ——————————————————————————- “Tough” sums up my 32nd Great-Grandmother St. Olga of Kiev (ca 890-July 11, 969 A.D. Kiev) as surely as it does, oh, Al Capone? Bugs Moran? Dillinger? “….a cruel and barbarous woman [who] scalded … Continue reading

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darius I the great, king of persia (52 Ancestors #2)

Theme, Week 2 (Jan. 8-14):  “King” ———————————————————– The furthest-back ancestors I’m aware of having are, Persian kings.  This per a genealogist in Norway with a humongous database who does research for the Flekkefjord Historical Society.[1] Thus, the graphic at top my blog … Continue reading

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RE-BLOG: DonnaB post, “John Buckner, Sr.” (“52 Ancestors” 2014)

Originally posted on DonnaB's Weblog:
What I know about my 3rd great-grandfather, John Buckner, Sr., is limited, as is the case for most of my ancestors born in the 1700s. I found an obituary for John in the June…

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sailing to america… (52 Ancestors #1)

Theme, Week 1 (Jan. 1-7):  “Fresh start” ——————————————————————- To me it seems, so brave, to up and move one’s life to another country, something numbers of my ancestors did and something I’ve thought about doing myself, yet, lack the courage required of … Continue reading

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