Genealogy of the States: Colorado

The next state in my Genealogy of the States list is Colorado. There are also not very many connections to Colorado, but it does show up. The only main connection is that my wife's great-great grandfather, George W SHANNON, passed away in Limon, Lincoln Co., Colorado in about 1930, though there … [Read more...]

SNGF: Matrilineal Line

It's time for another one of Randy Seaver's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun posts. List your matrilineal line - your mother, her mother, etc. back to the first identifiable mother. Note: this line is how your mitochondrial DNA was passed to you! Tell us if you have had your mitochondrial DNA … [Read more...]

Surname Saturday: SHANNON

The SHANNON surname first appears in my wife's family tree at her maternal great-grandmother, Marie R (SHANNON) BANNACH. From the looks of it Marie didn't have a very good start to her life. Her mother, Mary (DAKINS) SHANNON died when Marie was only four years old. Then, as far as we can tell, her … [Read more...]

Weekly History: August 22nd – 28th

Nathaniel Shannon

Weekly History for our family for this week. As always, you can find any date on the Dates & Anniversaries page. August 23rd 1714 - Married - Nathaniel SHANNON & Abigail VAUGHAN - Nathaniel and Abigail are my wife's 8th-great-grandparents on her mother's side. Nathaniel … [Read more...]

Tombstone Tuesday: Rosina Shannon

Rosina (Arnold) Shannon

When we were last visiting my in-laws up in central Wisconsin, we decided to take a trip a few miles east to the Plover, Wisconsin area. It turns out that a few of my wife's ancestors settled in that area and were supposed to be buried nearby. We took a drive out there one morning and happened to … [Read more...]

Weekly History: May 23rd – 29th

My family history for this week. As always, you can find this information out at any time on the Dates & Anniversaries page. May 25th 1922 - Died - Ignatz Peter SZULTA - Ignatz is my 3rd-great-grandfather on my father's side. He was born 30 Jan 1849 in Bukowa Góra, Sulęczyno Parish, … [Read more...]