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Happy Mother's Day 2018

Happy Mother’s Day 2018 to all mothers with a special shout-out to my daughter for her first Mother’s Day. Additional shout-outs to my sister, nieces, cousins, and friends who are mothers. 38 more words


The Making of Me - My Grandmothers

On this Mother’s Day, I began to think – Just how did I get here? It’s a very long story, genealogically, but for me, personally it started in the late 1800’s when my grandmothers were born. 724 more words


Researching Your French Ancestors Online

The oldest family lineage documents in France were written and recorded by notaries in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marriage contracts, purchases and sales of properties, wills (testaments in France), after-death inventories, estate dossiers and other notarial records were stored in safe repositories in the communes (villages, towns, townships and cities) in they had been written and recorded. 573 more words


Jennie, in Porcelain

Jennie was a 26 year old dressmaker, born in Russia. She died of tuberculosis at the Chestnut Hill Home for Consumptives.


Always Something New for Me to Learn: The "Hidden" Databases on FamilySearch

After writing about the two oldest sons of Abraham Goldsmith and Cecilia Adler, I am glad to be able to turn to their daughter Rose. Rose was born on October 19, 1866, in Philadelphia, and as I wrote… 3,119 more words


Italian Surname Series - Magro Malosso

The enquiry that I received about two weeks ago was the catalyst for this series. The enquiry was about the surname of Magro Malosso.

My Great, Great, Great Grandmother was Maria Giuseppa Magro Malosso. 367 more words

One-Name Studies

Ebles I de Roucy

My genealogical researches have uncovered dozens of devout ancestors. This is the fifth installment of a series of posts titledĀ “Doing God’s Work: Our Families’ Faithful”, documenting the lives of those who served God. 382 more words