The thirty-eighth ancestor in my 52-week challenge is my wife’s maternal 3rd-great-grandfather, Adrien FRANCOIS. His birth is listed as 18 March 1832 in Mont-Saint-Guibert, Brabant, Belgium, which actually is not too far from where my Belgian ancestors originated. His parents are noted from his birth record as Guillaume Francois and Marie Josephe DENIS. In 1851, it says […]

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Michael John Corrigan

Michael John Corrigan


The thirty-seventh ancestor in my 52-week challenge, is my paternal 4th-great-grandfather, Michael John CORRIGAN. He is the furthest back that Corrigan researchers have…
Johann Peter Firmenich

Johann Peter Firmenich


The thirty-sixth ancestor in my 52-week challenge is my 4th-great-grandfather, Johann Peter FIRMENICH (Think it's pronounced Fer-meh-nick.) I don't have a lot of information…
The Whipples

The Whipples


The thirty-fifth ancestor in my 52-week challenge is my wife's maternal 4th-great-grandfather, Lyman Eugene WHIPPLE. According to the information we have, he was…
Arnold & Shannon

Arnold & Shannon


The thirty-third ancestor in my 52-week challenge is my wife's maternal 3rd-great-grandmother, Rosina Winslow (Arnold) Shannon. Multiple census sources note that she was…

Chromosome Mapping


After getting my DNA tests completed and for the past few years pouring over that data using tools like GEDMatch, and most…

The Zalewski Wall


The thirty-first ancestor in my 52-week challenge is the ancestor that I've probably written about more than any other, my paternal great-great-grandfather, Frank…