I’m going to be doing a few posts this week about my maternal grandmother’s ancestry in honor of her. She has not been doing too well for the last few months and her condition has taken a turn for the worse this week. I visited her yesterday, possibly for the last time, so I thought […]

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The Year of the DNA


As some of you may know, genetic genealogy exploded in 2014. Hundreds of thousands of people have now tested their DNA with the…

Frank F Braatz


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…

Eva (Sońefeld) Lindner


[caption id="attachment_1620" align="alignright" width="300"] St. Barbara Parish in Święte - © 2011 Photos - Kaja Gwincińska[/caption] The thirty-ninth ancestor in my 52-week…

The Great Peshtigo Fire


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,…
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…