Frank F Braatz

Frank Braatz and Margaret Stearns

The forty-first ancestor in my 52-week challenge is my paternal great-great grandfather, Frank F BRAATZ. According to his obituary, he was born 17 April 1867 in Bavaria, Germany, though there is some confusion as to where in Germany the Braatz family is from. His parents has listed birthplaces in … [Read more...]

Henry Stearns to Georg Heinrich Stiern

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The twenty-second ancestor in my 52-week challenge is my paternal 3rd-great-grandfather, Georg Heinrich STIERN (also known as Henry STEARNS.) I had him in my database a Henry Stearns for a long time. He was my great-grandmother's grandfather and my information ended with him. After my paternal … [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...]

State of the Research

It seems I've been away for almost two months. Sorry about that. I just haven't had the time I'd like to do any genealogy research. Though, I've been able to do some stuff recently. I  ran across more information and was also able to add more generations to my paternal line. Thanks to … [Read more...]

Henry & Margaret Stearns

Henry Stearns

Today I received another great email that two more of my ancestor's headstones were found and photographed by a friendly Find-A-Grave volunteer. I don't remember when I requested these, but it's nice to finally know where they are located. Though, it's interesting to see that their headstone spells … [Read more...]

Weekly History: July 25th – July 31st

The important dates for this week in our family history. As always, you can find this info on the Dates & Anniversaries page. July 25th 1915 - Died - Thomas J CORRIGAN - Thomas is my great-great-grandfather on my father's side. He was born on 3 Mar 1855 in Mara Township, Brechin, … [Read more...]

Weekly History: May 30th – June 5th

The important dates in my family history for this week (a day late.) As always, you can find this info on the Dates & Anniversaries page. June 2nd 1789 - Married - Johannes VENNINGER & Elisabeth FLECK - Johannes and Elisabeth are my wife's 5th-great-grandparents on her … [Read more...]

Weekly History: May 9th – 15th

Happy Mother's day to all of the moms out there (and moms-to-be.) As always, you can get this info at anytime on the Dates & Anniversaries page. May 9th 1860 - Died - Mary (CRONIN) MCCANN - Mary is my 4th-great-grandmother of my father's side. She was born about 1797 in Ireland. She … [Read more...]