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Identifying William Marchant from DNA matches

My distant cousin Ruth had a brick wall with her grandfather, William George Marchant, supposedly born 24 Sep 1856 at Croydon, London, and arrived in Western Australia in 1885 (I believe these details were from his 1938 death certificate, which I have not seen. 1,775 more words


Genealogical Research

Grad school also introduced me to a higher level of genealogical research. Again, ask and ye shall receive. As soon as one grandmother found out what I was doing she sent me everything she’d dug up over the years which, as it turned out, was a lot. 178 more words


Grandpa Ignatz

Ignatz was the first Frohmberg in America. He emigrated with his wife and two oldest children here from Germany between 1890-1892, settling in Cleveland, Ohio. The following are a few stories from my grandfather (Ignatz’s grandson) as told to my uncle in the 1990s: 347 more words

Family History

Genealogy Skills: Transcribing Old Documents

How do you read these words: lefs, witnefs, acrofs? Is the name spelled Wright, Right, or Rite? What did they mean when they described a woman as a man’s consort? 314 more words


Or Jack, as he was usually known.  He was our Mum’s Dad, and he died when I was twelve.  He and Sallie came down from Wallasey to live with us in Chorleywood when I was seven, so I have clear memories of them both, but perhaps understand them better from an adult perspective – and with the benefit of some research. 1,669 more words

Creative Writing

January 2019 Meeting Reminder

The first 2019 meeting of the Genealogy Group at the Indian Prairie Public Library in Darien will be held on Thursday, January 24th, in the upstairs meeting room from 1:00 p.m. 50 more words

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