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Back in January, I wrote and shared the following post:

The Sourest of Lemons

If you didn’t see it originally, you can read through it. The general gist of it is talking about the experience I had with my miscarriage in January. 557 more words

General Reflection

Mary (McHenry) Croasmun

On 30 April 1878, Mary (McHenry) Croasmun died in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. She was my spouse’s 4th great-grandmother.

Mary McHenry was born on 12 February 1799, in East Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. 500 more words


Research room open

Had a small group of members back using the library on Saturday Morning.

It was somewhat crowded with all the furniture stored in the middle of the room. 70 more words

Family History

April A-Z Challenge - X Y & Z

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is a challenge put out to bloggers to publish a post from A-Z every day in April, except for Sundays. 141 more words


Cleveland Genealogical Dig, Part 2

Over Labor Day weekend in 2015, my dad’s cousin and I met in Cleveland to do some in-person digging into our family tree. We planned to drive through the old ‘hoods to find the family homes, find as many headstones as we could, spend some time at the Cleveland History Center to take a gander through old documents… and, of course, to take gobs and gobs of pictures! 242 more words

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Wenzel’s parents were both born in Furstenhut but his mother, Juliana Graf, had Bavarian roots as well. Wenzel’s maternal grandmother, Juliana Hackl, was born in Finsterau, a village located in the Bavarian Forest across the border from Furstenhut. 545 more words

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Becoming an amateur genealogist was not an endeavor that I was looking to add or cross off of my proverbial bucket list, truth be told I hadn’t given it so much of a second thought. 609 more words