Monthly Archives: January 2018

invite to dinner: dear 3rd-greatgrandmama eleanor (lemon) noble or is it lemmon or lemmons, the pleasure of your company is requested…

52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks, 2018; week 4 prompt:  Invite to dinner. ___ Both hands up to the sides of my head, I’m frozen in indecision — just one?!  Invite just one guest to dinner?!  (Oh that it was possible to bring ancestors … Continue reading

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longevity — elsa (fern) walden

52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks, 2018; week 3 prompt:  Longevity. ___ Can longevity mean more than simply the years an individual lives?  I think so.  I see lives remembered long after individuals are gone, as, a sort of longevity, too. I think longevity when … Continue reading

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favorite photo

52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks, 2018; week 2 prompt:  Favorite photo. ___ Old photos are my “favorite photo.” I could no more single one out as my favorite anymore than I could single out one chocolate chip from a bag as … Continue reading

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starting your family history research

52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks, 2018; week 1 prompt:  Start. ___ When I first delved into researching my family history, I quite literally didn’t know where to start.  This was back in the 1990s when the internet was young and, before Ancestry.com became synonomous … Continue reading

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bridenapped — helena sverkersdatter

Doing some Norsk-side genealogy research, I learned how one of my 21st great-grandmothers, Helena of Sweden SVERKERSDATTER, was a victim of bride-kidnapping.  While this horrified 😮 me, it is a practice that goes on yet today in numerous countries. Although “in most … Continue reading

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