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Winter - 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

I was surprised that a blog post on winter was as hard to come by as it ended up being.  I am certain that I remember a set of photos from the late 1940s when my father and his family traveled to Niagara Falls.  526 more words

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Barclay Gibbs Jones 1901-1924

My essay this week in #52ancestors concerns my grandfather Barclay Gibbs Jones.  I never met this man because he died before even my father was born.  453 more words

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Next to Last - 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

I am glad to find that I am not alone in having a hard time figuring out what or who to write about for this week with the prompt “Next to Last”.  999 more words

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Week 48: Next to Last/52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

John Hughes and Sarah Hickey’s (my paternal third great grandparents) second youngest child, Thomas Patrick Hughes seems to have been quite a handful.

Born in 1881 in Greymouth, New Zealand, Thomas shows up a couple of times in the Police Gazettes over there between 1930 and 1933. 318 more words

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Philip Hine Prince

In this #52Ancestors essay I am going to explore the life of a person I only remember dimly: Philip Hine Prince, the brother of my grandmother Kathryn Marie Prince Jones Preston.  446 more words

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Week 47: Thankful/52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

Without the introduction and development of autosomal DNA testing, we would have had to simply accept that we’d never know half of Mum’s biological family. I wouldn’t have had the chance to connect with a wide array of relatives, each of whom have helped piece together various lines of my family (adoptive maternal, biological maternal and paternal lines). 216 more words

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Thankful - 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

As I write this, tomorrow is Thanksgiving 2018 here in the United States and Amy Johnson Crow has suggested Thankful as our them for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. 1,622 more words

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