52 Ancestors #1: Charles Van Price

Photo from Charles' Passport. Note his name listed as just "Price."

I was going to choose a commonly researched ancestor for my first post, but I decided to do it on an ancestor I don't post about as often. My first 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks post is about my 3rd-great-grandfather, Charles Ludovicus VAN PARIJS. The Dutch surname was Americanized to Van Price not long … [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: VAN PRICE

Photo from Charles' Passport. Note his name listed as just "Price."

By the time the VAN PRICE surname ended in my ancestry, it had already been changed at least once. My great-grandmother, Mildred Vida (DEBROUX) VAN PRICE, was the last to have the surname before she married my great-grandfather. Her father, as he is listed on later documents and his headstone, was … [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...]

SNGF: Matrilineal Line

For Randy Seaver's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun post, he asks: 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 tested, and if so, … [Read more...]

Returning Home

Charles Van Price Passport #1

My grandmother told me a story about her great-grandfather. I posted about it almost three years ago, but I just stumbled upon some more evidence for it. Here is the story from my grandmother about Charles Ludovicus VAN PARIJS (who changed his name to Charles Van Price in America.) Charles Van … [Read more...]

Weekly History: January 17th – 23rd

Hey, I'm back again. Been a bit busy and had to put genealogy on the back-burner. January 17th 1902 - Born - Agnes Irene ZALEWSKI - Agnes is my great-great-aunt on my father's side. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Frank & Anna ZALEWSKI. She married Chester WALCZAK in 1924. She … [Read more...]

Weekly History: Nov 15th – 21st

November 17th 1853 - Died - Marie Josephe BERO - Marie is my 4th-great-grandmother on my mother's side. She was presumably born in Belgium, but her info is unknown. She married Constant Joseph LAURENT in 1809 and had 4 children, including my ancestor Jean-Baptiste LAURENT. She passed away at … [Read more...]