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George Sebastian Jacobs

Gertrude Sebastian Jacobs
~ my great-grandfather ~

George Sebastian Jacob was born February 12, 1887 in Burlington, Racine County, Wisconsin to Prussian immigrant Frank Joseph Jacob and Wisconsin native Josephine Melcher. 340 more words

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Charles Godfrey Ardinger

On this day, 19 March 1891, Charles Godfrey Ardinger passed away. He was my 4th great-grandfather.

Charles Godfrey Ardinger was born on 28 March 1812, in Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland. 1,682 more words


My Connection to the Emerald Isle

For a number of years when I was younger, my father spoke of our MacDonald family, proud of the connection to a Scottish clan. He knew he had a connection to MacDonald’s via his maternal grandmother, but didn’t know much really beyond that. 1,854 more words


Blair County McCaulley Search

My sister and I started researching our family history a few years ago when we found the MacAulay DNA project. We had our father’s… 552 more words

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We’ve been looking at a lot of old photos recently, sorting out my father’s collection after his death in January. The photo of Dad that terribly hot summer in Switzerland – the one and only time I remember him wearing shorts. 416 more words

Life In Switzerland

52 Ancestors: Strong women

Strong women: May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.

Annie Ethel Eileen Doherty (1908 – 1992)

I’ve chosen to write about my maternal great grandmother, Annie because she must have been a pretty strong woman, keeping the fires burning at home with the kids while her husband…

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