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What You Don’t Know About the Vikings - Heather Pringle / National Geographic

Since I can now say with a high degree of certainty that I descend from a number of Scandinavian ancestors who were Vikings, both paternally and maternally, they fascinate me even more. 14 more words


Buffalo Zither Club - Friday’s Faces from the Past

I love old photos. They make history come alive. Names in my family tree get a face. Although, you sometimes may not know all names of the persons in a photo. 206 more words


Historic Austrian Newspapers

A real treasure chest for researchers of family history are historic newspapers. At ANNO (Austrian Newspapers Online, a digitalization initiative of the Austrian National Library) you can search through the text of an enormous amount of historic newspapers and magazines from 1689-1945.  164 more words


My ancestors

They all exploded like tiny fires
Upon the Chinese mosquito bat
With odd clicking sounds in air.

There are no graves for flowers.
They would burst in small fires. 6 more words

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Leopoldine Hetzendorfer (Hofbauer)

Here is another feature of my blog – I hope, you like it!

I will also use my blog to introduce my ancestors, starting with: 152 more words


Mervyn Charles Richardson (1902-1982) and Grace Maud Stewart (1906-1993)

Mervyn Charles “Merv” Richardson was most likely born in the around the Westbury-Exton region of Tasmania on 21 Oct 1902. Merv was the second of ten children born to Norman Thomas Richardson (1878-1944) and Nellie Gertrude Ada Ibbott (1883-1966).  634 more words