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52Weeks 52Ancestors-Woman!

Meet my 3x great grandmother Sarah Ann “Hart” Goings/Goins/Goens. We have no photos of her or her husband. She was married to Lawson Goens/Goings/Goins, who was born in Loudoun County, Virginia in 1807 and passed in 12 July 1874, in Clarke County, Virginia.   207 more words


Who Knew?

I was recently appointed the Reorganizing Society President for a Children of the American Revolution Society here in Queens. Tonight, I was working on my son James’ application and discovered something interesting. 153 more words


Fashion Friday

Over the last week or so I have been catching up with some research and writing about one of my ‘famous’ ancestors, Betty Stockfeld.  Betty was a stage and cinema actress with a career spanning over 40 years in the British and European industries. 217 more words

Family History

Picture from a funeral

Nowadays it seems sort of tacky to take pictures at a funeral – not that it isn’t done – but I have noticed that in the past it was a much more common thing to do.  600 more words


#52Ancestors -Misfortune

My ancestor this week is my great-grandfather’s first cousin, John Callahan.  John Callahan was born in County Cork in 1863 to John Callaghan and Ellen Sullivan.  354 more words

Amateur Geneologist

Building on my last post I wanted to share information on becoming an amateur genealogist of sorts. I have had the pleasure and delight to work on family trees of some of my close friends, telling them about ancestors they had never even heard about and sharing information based on what I discover along the way. 745 more words

After Carribee Island: 1891

This post follows the period of my research into Carribee Island, and an earlier post looking at the space in 1881.

By 1891, The Space Formerly Known As Carribee Island had been destroyed, its “congregation of ruinous cottages” razed to the the ground, its filth dispersed. 925 more words