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Henry Roush

On this day, 16 August 1847, Henry Roush (my spouse’s 4th great-grandfather) passed away.

Henry Roush was born in 1787 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. His parents are unknown. 491 more words


A Surprise Sister: The Two John Kelleys, Part 6

Start from the beginning here or go back to Part 5.

In the post about Amelia Kelley (Part 4), I found out she died in childbirth in 1870 or 1871. 301 more words

Family History

Patrick Kelley biography: The Two John Kelleys, Part 5

Start from the beginning here or go back to Part 4.

Patrick Kelley was born on the southern coast of Ireland in Dungarvan, County Waterford. 339 more words

Family History

Webinar - My Italian Surname Study

Next Tuesday, 21st August 2018 the Guild of One-Name Studies will be offering their latest webinar in their 7 Pillars series.

Michael Cassara, who runs the… 92 more words

One-Name Studies

Uncle Paul to All

The headline read: “Bachelor awaiting his 11th child”. The 1969 newspaper article covered my Uncle Paul’s month-long trip to Korea, Hong Kong and the Philippines to visit “all his children” 577 more words


Preserving Family History in a Digital Age

I often read comments from other researchers who lament that in the future, our ancestors won’t have the same access to genealogy-related data because everything is digital: photos are posted to Instagram or Facebook, details of an individual’s life might be on Twitter, etc. 231 more words


Amelia Kelley: The Two John Kellys, Part 4

Start from the beginning here or go back to Part 3.

After reviewing my research plan, I’m setting my sights on Amelia. In my experience, the people who come up quickly in search engines often have the most documentation of their life events. 402 more words

Family History