Maria Barbara Enderlin ist heute vor 175 Jahren am 7. Dezember 1848 geboren. https://geneee.org/maria+barbara/enderlin/2?lang=de #OTD #Genealogy #Genealogie #FamilyHistory
Johann Heinrich Bossert ist heute vor 300 Jahren am 7. Dezember 1723 geboren. https://geneee.org/johann+heinrich/bossert/1?lang=de #OTD #Genealogy #Genealogie #FamilyHistory
Continuing my #genealogy research on John G. Conrad, I learned that when his first wife died in 1897, he was left with (at least) 4 children. He hired himself out as a farm laborer, living with the Dundore family in Iona, South Lebanon Township, Lebanon County, #pennsylvania. None of the children lived with him. I found the two younger children whom he had placed with other families. The older boys are MIA. #geneadons #Ancestry #familyhistory
In 1871, at the age of fourteen, my 3 x great grandmother Annie Wheeler glimpsed the prospect of escaping from the Lambeth slums - she secured a job, as a servant, with a respectable family, the Micklefields - James and Jane, and their children Eliza, aged two, and John aged one. James was a lighterman, a highly skilled boatman who transported people and trade on the River Thames.
Picture credit: Mead Row - musgroves.co.uk
Isabella, Erzherzogin von Österreich-Teschen ist heute vor 50 Jahren am 6. Dezember 1973 gestorben. https://geneee.org/isabella/von+osterreich+teschen?lang=de #OTD #Genealogy #Genealogie #FamilyHistory
Advent Calendar Day 6 is a bit about the small village school my parents attended #FamilyHistory #AdventCalendar
Katharina Friederike Charlotte von Württemberg ist heute vor 125 Jahren am 6. Dezember 1898 gestorben. https://geneee.org/katharina+friederike+charlotte/von+wurttemberg?lang=de #OTD #Genealogy #Genealogie #FamilyHistory
Maria Barbara Reinacher ist heute vor 150 Jahren am 6. Dezember 1873 geboren. https://geneee.org/maria+barbara/reinacher?lang=de #OTD #Genealogy #Genealogie #FamilyHistory
Maria Barbara Reinacher ist heute vor 225 Jahren am 6. Dezember 1798 geboren. https://geneee.org/maria+barbara/reinacher/1?lang=de #OTD #Genealogy #Genealogie #FamilyHistory
Karl Ludwig, Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken ist heute vor 300 Jahren am 6. Dezember 1723 gestorben. https://geneee.org/karl+ludwig/von+nassau+saarbrucken?lang=de #OTD #Genealogy #Genealogie #FamilyHistory
Ernst Wilhelm, Graf von Bentheim ist heute vor 400 Jahren am 6. Dezember 1623 geboren. https://geneee.org/ernst+wilhelm/von+bentheim?lang=de #OTD #Genealogy #Genealogie #FamilyHistory
Upcoming VGA Program! 🌳 Members can find the registration link in the Upcoming Webinars area of the Members Center.
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Lower Fore Street, Lambeth, London, c1860. My 3 x great grandmother Annie Wheeler lived in Lower Fore Street throughout her childhood. She was three when this picture was taken, and it’s possible that she is one of the children in the background.
Advent Calendar Day 4 #AdventCalendar is about my grandparents house and my memories of it #FamilyHistory https://sussexheritage.blogspot.com/2023/12/advent-calendar-day-4.html
I’m researching my 3 x great grandmother, Annie Wheeler, which means poverty in Victorian London. Annie spent her childhood in Lower Fore Street, Lambeth, a street “of filthy tumbledown buildings of rancid oders and Lambeth fog…of dirt, decay and bad smells.” Cholera arrived in London via Lower Fore Street, in September 1848.
Question of the Week: What words of wisdom have been passed down in your family?
Tracing Your Scottish Family History on the Internet is currently on sale at £10.49 +p&p in the UK at https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Tracing-Your-Scottish-Family-History-on-the-Internet-Paperback/p/17717. You can also purchase a copy in the USA via https://www.penandswordbooks.com/9781526768384/tracing-your-scottish-family-history-on-the-internet/ at US $26.95 +p&p. #genealogy #FamilyHistory #Scotland
Did you miss the Saturday Roundup? Mags, Greg, & Betsy had so much fun!
We’re going live on Zoom at Noon (EST)
Join us for this weekend chat for the challenge week for
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We'll be sharing research strategies and what we've found so far!
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Are you related or connected to Marilyn Monroe? Mortensen-1099 #WikiTree
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Last night, I continued my #Genealogy work on John G. Conrad. It was quite the effort to piece together the details of his first marriage and family given the lack of contemporaneous records. For perhaps the first time, another #Ancestry #familytree proved invaluable in helping me sort things out. I’m not convinced I have all the offspring from that marriage, as there may be more children who died in infancy (there is at least one). Still, it’s a start. #geneadons #genchat #familyhistory
When I was a boy, I wrote the message "YES or NO?" in red lipstick on the back of my mom's dresser-top mirror. When her boyfriend saw it, all hell broke loose. The latest post from my Substack, "But Not Enough About Me." #diet #familyhistory https://joshkornbluth.substack.com/p/week-19-of-my-liquid-diet-the-back
Just browsing the mid 18th century #Melrose parish #kirkSession minutes online (#Roxburghshire, #Scotland). And when I got to a sentence in 1747 of #excommunication for #incest I have to say I expected a closer relationship than "She being his Grand Uncle's Wife"! #ScottishBorders #Genealogy #FamilyHistory #Morality #Immorality #18thCentury #EighteenthCentury #ChurchOfScotland
"'A thief broke into our apartment in the middle of the night and shot my father. He was killed instantly.' Overcome by the violence of this image, I hit the switch on the power strip, and the screen went black."
For The New Yorker, Eren Orbey writes about researching his own father's murder: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/11/27/piecing-together-my-fathers-murder
BunMum made her first pie ever today. 💓 She used her Grandma’s glass pie pan. Saskatoon berry pie. 🥧 Eastern Canada/US knows them as service berries.
When BunMum’s great grandparents (mother/grandmother side) came to Canada they settled north of Saskatoon after staying briefly in Brilliant, British Columbia. Picture is from 1915. Remarkably the calendar behind confirms this! 💜#Family #FamilyHistory #Dhoukhobor #Ancestry #Baking #Pie #Saskatoon
I've created a PDF version of the Hankins-Ross family photo album from the 1860s and 1870s - and have added it to the Internet Archive. Next steps are submitting it to Allen County Public Library, and the Family Search library. I've also contacted 3 local historical societies to see if they would like copies. Hopefully other descendants of the families will find the photos/information in one of the places I'm putting it
We all have different ways of coping with grief. One of my coping mechanisms is to create something new. My new project is the life story of my 3 x great grandmother, Mary Hopkin. To tell her story, and the story of her relatives and village, I’ve stepped into her shoes and will follow her footsteps as a thirty-year-old single mother in 1848 through to her passing in 1897. I hope you will enjoy the posts.
Meet My Female Ancestors
Relationship to me: 5 x great grandmother
Baptised: 21 November 1765 in Llangathen, Carmarthen, Wales
Married: 18 July 1788 in Carmarthen to John Jones, agricultural labourer
Died: 19 January 1864 in Mountain Ash, Glamorgan, Wales
Gave birth to: at least nine children (the records are incomplete) including my 4 x great grandmother Margaret Jones in 1811 (Mary’s last born).
Tonight’s #Genealogy focus was Jan Wojciech Przechodzki (b. 1861). I had tried researching him awhile ago, but came up empty. The problem was a spelling inconsistency. When his son emigrated to the #usa the surname was revised to Przechocki. When I researched the son’s birth, hoping to infer a birth year for the dad, I found the alternate spelling and it unlocked the door. Jan married Marianna Mroczkowska in 1883; they had at least 7 children. #geneadons #Ancestry #familyhistory #genchat
Ever found something suspicious in a family tree and then discovered that it was wrong? In Episode Two, host Andrew meets writer, tour guide, and football club historian Rick Glanvill, whose relative took a creative approach to #FamilyHistory which resulted in big trouble in the library.
'A very enjoyable read with an unusual setting, a believable romance, main and secondary characters with depth, genealogy research and family secrets and intrigue.' Goodreads Reader Review
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@MartinGuay you forgot a couple. #genealogy #GeneticGenealogy & #FamilyHistory. Anyone who has spent decades knows that you keep young (as you grow old) trying to tear down brick walls and reconstruct the past. You need to learn to read foreign languages, read obscure handwriting (paleography), geography, social history etc @genealogy
My Jewish-German grandparents, Ernst and Guste, met in the spring of 1938 when Guste was hired as a private nurse to help take care of Ernst’s mother. They were married four months later, in September of 1938. Ernst was 33 and had worked most of his adult life as some form of salesman. Guste was 24 and she had learned nursing at a Jewish teaching hospital. Her specialty was called ‘dietetics,’ what we now call medical nutrition.
On November 9, 1938, now called Kristallnacht, my grandfather was arrested by Nazis, one of about 30,000 Jewish men rounded-up. My grandfather was taken to the local stadium where he and all the other prisoners were kept awake around the clock for three days before being loaded onto train cars. Non-Jewish citizens, former friends and neighbors, screamed insults and beat the prisoners as they walked past. He was shipped to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
That I am able to tell you this story is because his story did not end there.
Spoke with my 90 yo uncle this afternoon. He told me family stories I'd never heard.
Note to younger people: Ask your elders about their lives and the lives of their elders. They won't be with you forever.
Also: Take notes. Turn on a voice memo or video app to capture their voices and mannerisms, if you can.
If anyone else wants to check it you - it's at https://www.youtube.com/live/xqJjUG4dyrU?si=7VTISO3G0FCmX_mf
Just finished reading The Dress Diary: Secrets From a Victorian Woman's Wardrobe by Kate Strasdin
It's a fascinating look at a scrapbook with bits of fabric, ribbons, and lace with notes about who provided the fabric to the diary creator.
The author identifies the woman who created this unique item and then tells her story, and places her in historical context.
My next course, Researching Scottish Ancestral Crisis, starts soon on Monday 13th November. Five weeks long, at £58, this is the third Scottish course from @PharosTutors, & focuses on the moments when something went wrong - poverty, debt, family crises, medical issues, the state & the people, law and order, & so much more. When something went wrong, it was often documented. Further details at https://www.pharostutors.com/researching-scottish-ancestral-crisis - I hope to maybe see you there! #genealogy #FamilyHistory #Scotland
These scissors belonged to my great-grandmother Anna Golas. She came from Poland to Utica NY in 1900 then worked in a mill at the same table for over 40 years cutting velvet. At the age of 79 she "eloped" & remarried. The scissors now belong to my daughter Ryoko Leyh like a matrilineal time machine.
VGA Conference this weekend! Learn more about Jill Morelli's presentation at: https://virtualgenealogy.org/2023/10/25/vga-conference-dont-build-your-own-brick-wall-by-jill-morelli-cg-cgl/
#Genealogy #VirtualGenealogy #FamilyHistory #Geneadon
The headstone of my great-grandmother (maternal grandmother’s mom), Marianna Wozniak Dembinska, in St. Boniface Cemetery, #Elmont #longisland #NewYork. She died young. Perhaps having 8 children (including 2 sets of twins) in as many years had something to do with it. #TombTuesday #Genealogy #geneadons #familyhistory #Ancestry
Understanding the reasons and causes for migration out of Appalachia, to industrial cities, as well as the cultural effects of those left behind & those that moved.
Thursday, November 2nd, 2023 at 5pm (EDT)
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Obligatory Pictures of Pumpkin and Hugo:
If you’re into #genealogy / #FamilyHistory but are having a hard time finding records in a different country or region, FamilySearch has a Wiki that gives background information on what sorts of records are available and where to find them. This includes digital and physical archives.
Honestly at that point I wasn't expecting to find it. But then, a random throw of the dice, I checked their mother's maiden name: Sarah Coward. Which is a family name of mine.
Cutting the rest of the story short, Sarah Coward's grandfather, James Coward, was the brother of my great-great-great-grandmother. Our common ancestors were my 4x great-grandparents, born in 1769 and 1775 respectively.
And yet, somehow, the story of something that happened to Sarah Coward's daughter 125 years ago arrived with me, in 2023, by direct oral transmission. Which is kind of amazing to me.
Endnote 1: The Victorian prison system was brutal and I sympathise a lot more with the prisoner than his captors. I've got a convict story from the other side of the system in a different family history branch.
Endnote 2: Sarah Coward's husband, Kate and Ada's father, was called Edward Stark. I swear I'm not making the names up.
Convicts apparently escaped from Parkhurst at fairly regular intervals during the 19th century, and usually prompted an excited story in the press. Sometimes it would be a whole news cycle, with multiple episodes and retellings.
I trawled through half a dozen, in which the tone was generally somewhere in between exultation that the "desperate criminal" had been apprehended (they were always apprehended) and a spirited sympathy with the underdog runaway.
Finally, in an entry from 1898, I found something promising. In that year, a man escaped from the prison and was spotted crossing farmland by a dairymaid named Kate Stark. Kate roused her family into pursuit, and the poor man was eventually cornered by another dairymaid, 18-year-old Ada Stark.
It fitted the story, but I didn't know who they were or why that story had come through my grandfather. I had no Starks in the family tree and nobody obvious to attach them to.
Researching the family, they seemed to have been a large clan of dairy farmers. Kate and Ada were two of twelve siblings - two boys and ten girls. One of them could have married into my family. Or maybe the link was more distant or went further back.
For this wet and stormy night, the story of a little #FamilyHistory I uncovered recently.
A few weeks ago, my dad (82) suddenly recalled a story he'd never told me before. When he was a child, his dad (born 1901) had told him about an incident on the Isle of Wight (where my grandad's family originally came from), involving the recapture of an escaped convict from Parkhurst Prison.
As my grandad told it, there was a connection with our family members who remained on the island. (Our branch had left around 1850, and my grandad was the last generation who had any contact with any family there.) Either he didn't know or my dad didn't remember exactly what the connection was, though. Dad couldn't put a date to it either - or say whether it was a firsthand and recent (at the time of telling) story, or a rumour my grandad had been told as a child, or the story of someone's third cousin's second husband's neighbour, etc..
The only detail he could remember was that it involved a girl or a very young woman being the one to corner the escaped prisoner.
Armed with only that, I turned to the newspapers.
@eibhlinmaccoll @PharosTutors Yes, 2 forthcoming courses I teach - Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Registers starts 16 Oct 2023 - see https://www.pharostutors.com/scotland-1750-1850-beyond-the-old-parish-registers - then Researching Scottish Ancestral Crisis starts 13 Nov 2023 - see https://www.pharostutors.com/researching-scottish-ancestral-crisis . Hopefully these might help! #Scotland #genealogy #FamilyHistory
My Progressing Your Irish Research Online #genealogy course from @PharosTutors starts in 2 weeks time on August 21st. The course is 5 weeks long and taught entirely online. For further details, and to register, please visit https://www.pharostutors.com/progressing-your-irish-research-online - I hope to perhaps see you there! #Ireland #NorthernIreland #FamilyHistory
45 of 151 ships - HMS Erin crew list - recent updates
(Battle of Jutland Crew Lists Project)
Please follow the link to view the crew list for this ship.
1. Remembering another miner who lost his life in the Cadeby Colliery explosion in 1912.
Thomas Wraithmell was the son of Benjamin Wraithmell and Jane Backhouse. He was born in 1859, Thornhill Edge, Yorkshire. He married Rachel Coates in 1885, Dewsbury, Yorkshire. They had three children.
On the 1911 census the family lived at 17 Tickhill Square, Denaby Main. Thomas’s occupation was a Onsetter at Cadeby Main Colliery. #familyhistory #miningdisasters #cadebymain
A friend asked on social media if anyone could help them decipher some 18th century writing—it contains the birth details of one of their great-great (etc) grandparents. Top right entry only.
I'm not yet fluent in #French, so was majorly chuffed to be able to read and translate most of it!
In recent years I started keeping an informal running list of "interesting" relatives who'd turned up in the course of my family-tree habit. Finally got inspired to turn it into something a bit more structured and public:
Felons, pirates and traitors!
"Do it and be damned!" -- cousin Gideon Olmstead (1748-1845)
When there isn't someone at my desk I can help, I frequently do research on #ScienceFiction #fandom and #FanHistory, contributing to the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction (https://sfdictionary.com/) and Fancyclopedia3 (https://fancyclopedia.org/).
I also tinker with #RP2040 gadgets; on my desk I have a small e-ink screen connected to a #RaspberryPi #PicoW that I've trained to show me whether the printer is low on toner or paper, what time it is, and current weather conditions.
Recently a distant relative reached out to me telling me she had a family Bible from a shared ancestor from the 1870s, was concerned that she was reaching an advanced age, and wanted to know if I wanted the responsibility of caring for it.
I enthusiastically agreed and she sent it to me from Salt Lake City. It is incredible to have this beautiful family heirloom in our home. Any tips on preserving it?
Diary of a Cabinetmaker
The story continues...
Episode 2 - Miracle of Kingsland Road
Hear about the Miracle of Kingsland Road and how Michael got more involved with the Zionist movement.
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Today is the 72nd #WeddingAnniversary of my late parents Esther Rima Novogrodsky Greenberg and Paul Arthur Greenberg. In honor, here is a photo of them a couple of years out, in 1953 in #Brookhaven, #LongIsland, and a #LoveLetter from my dad to my mom and also to all of you.
All thanks to mom’s drive to research and archive our #FamilyHistory.
Scanning transparencies is time-consuming, but great fun. I was a bit more selective with today's batch because I have far more important items to work on with even more on the way.
Anyway, here's a nameless Ohio Bell worker looking mighty casual with his weight on a small leather strap. This would have been taken by my grandfather Ken who was an area manager for the company at this time.