Category Archives: Ancestry

Celebrating Poetry

Originally posted on Amistad Research Center:
First page of “Margaret Garner and Her Child” by John L. Buckner. April is National Poetry Month in the United States. This recognition of the poetic arts was inaugurated by the Academy of American…

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from switzerland to the pennsylvania colony: john gebhard / gerhardt hibshman

Immediately below is a repost of a February 13, 2015, post from Janice Harshbarger’s “Happy Genealogy Dance” blog:  “Harshbarger line:  Johann Gebhart (John Gerhardt) Hibshman 1708-1771 Immigrant.”1  Johann falls among my own 6th great-grandfathers. Following Janice’s blog post, a brief biographical … Continue reading

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favorite name: bridget, saint of sweden

52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks, 2018; week 6 prompt:  Favorite Name. ___ Favorite name, favorite name…  This one stumps me.  I don’t have a favorite name.  (I found choosing one for my own child tortuous; there are so many.)  Currently, my ears particularly … Continue reading

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in the census:  searching for kitchens

52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks, 2018; week 5 prompt:  In the Census. ___ In the Census:  the first thing that pops into my head with that prompt is, In the Census there is TONS of data.  (Censuses are veritable gold mines for genealogists.)  But if you … Continue reading

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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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murdered — lola dewey (gregory) halbert

Researching my Aunt Geri (Geraldine Frances McGINNIS) BUCKNER’s (1916 Crawford County, Missouri–2006 St. Louis County, Missouri) family the other night, I may have audibly gasped upon reading at her FindAGrave.com memorial that one of Geri’s aunts, Lola (GREGORY) HALBERT, “was brutally murdered in … Continue reading

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throwback thursday: walter falls next to early-1900s auto (do you know your cars? what make is this baby?)

Walter FALLS (Dec. 4, 1893 Arkansas – Jan. 13, 1954; buried Jan. 15, 1954 at Restland Cemetery, Roxton, Lamar County, Texas)[2], youngest son of Solomon (Bud) FALLS (1859 – 1932) & Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) JOHNSON (1857 – 1940). Although I could be having my most-cars-look-alike [problem? … Continue reading

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sunday eulogy — jett falls: killed in action, ww i

“In Memoriam “(To Jett Falls, our one-time pupil) “Somewhere in France, where duty led, “He fills a patriot grave. “The lark sings high above his head, “Only the lark knows the hallowed bed, “Where lies our soldier brave. “Sacred the … Continue reading

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