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same name, different people different era (52 ancestors #13)

Week 13 (March 26 – April 1) – “Different” ——————————————————– What a fun exercise, I thought, to examine the life of a same-named person, see how different(ly) — or, same — we are and, lived? Now, this was not as easy … Continue reading

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the oldest homestead in lancaster co., pa (52 ancestors #25)

Week 25 (June 18-24) – “The Old Homestead” —————————————————————————— The 1719-built homestead of my 6th & 7th great-grandfathers, Mennonite bishops & ministers Christian HERR (1662-’80 either Switzerland, or, the Palatinate, Germany-1745-’60 PA, America; buried Willow Street Mennonite Church Cemetery, Willow … Continue reading

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john falls & sarah shower (52 ancestors #12)

Week 12 (March 19-25 — Psst:  some of us are playing catch-up…): “Same” ————————————————————— Passing on this week’s optional theme of “Same,” I decided instead to focus on my 4th great-grandparents, American Revolutionary War veteran John FALLS (1743-1830; buried Ebenezer Methodist … Continue reading

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heirlooms (a rose is a rose is a rose) (52 ancestors no. 24)

Week 24 (June 11-17): “Heirloom” ——————————————————- Our optional theme for this week’s “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 Edition” is, “Heirloom” — “What heirloom do you treasure? Who gave it to you? What heirloom do you wish you had?” 😦 … Continue reading

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photo of a survivor: mary josephine (mary jo) estep (52 ancestors no. 14)

Week 14 (Apr. 2-8): “Favorite Photo“  ——————————————————– Favorite photo, No, but, powerful historical photo with a jaw-dropping story, Yes, and, besides:  I couldn’t possibly choose one genealogy-photo as my “favorite”…  They are all prizes, whispering to us from the past. … Continue reading

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three years shy of 100: emanuel h. greger (52 ancestors no. 16)

Week 16 (Apr 16-22): “Live Long“  ————————————————— Skipping collateral kin and peering back only at ancestors for this blog post, Great-Granddad Emanuel H. GREGER, living until 97 (Aug. 13, 1820 OH-Oct. 25, 1910 Sidney Twp., Champaign Co., IL; buried Mt. Hope … Continue reading

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’tis a wee bit o’ luck o’ the irish what spared me living in viking times? (52 ancestors no. 11)

Week 11 (Mar. 12-18):  “Luck of the Irish” ———————————————————————- Apparently I don’t have much Irish in my ancestry or, if I do, I have a memory deficit where it’s concerned… (It’s been a long week.  Bad full moon.) At any rate, no … Continue reading

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death by stormy weather (52 ancestors #10)

Week 10(Mar. 5-11):  “Stormy Weather” ——————————————————————– Stormy weather ended cousin Nancy J. (BAILIFF) NIDEY’s life on Apr. 23, 1914:             “Mrs. Mathias NIDEY was killed in a tornado which swept over Southeastern Colorado early last Thursday morning.             “Mr. and Mrs. Mathias … Continue reading

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master weaver william m. fasig (52 ancestors #9)

Week 9 (Feb 26-March 4):  “Close To Home” ————————————————————————– Home being where the heart is, my choice for this blog post had to be, my 3rd great-grandfather, weaver extraordinaire in this 3rd great-grandchild’s eyes, William M. FASIG (Mar. 13, 1801 Lebanon Co., … Continue reading

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what’s deeds got to do with it? (52 Ancestors #8)

Week 8 (Feb 19-25):  “Good Deeds” ———————————————————- I find deeds boring.  There.  I said it.  Not deeds, of  the doing-of-things variety, but, deeds, of the document variety…  BoRRRinggg.  So my initial reaction to this week’s theme was a little on the wrinkled nose … Continue reading

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