I absolutely love old newspapers. I spend hours upon hours searching papers for hints and clues about my family. I have told you in the past about my favorite site NYS Historic Newspapers. I have also had great success on other newspaper sites. I am not generally a huge fan of Fulton History. When I was doing research on…Read more »
Meet my dad, Michael Anthony DellaVecchia. He was born on the 12th Day of October.
I swear I overthink each and every prompt to the point where I am frozen until I can move forward. For this one I finally decided to write about my 2X Great Grandparents, Leslie Beardsley and Sarah Larkin Beardsley. They had quite the opposite of a large family. They only had 2 children Minerva Ruth…Read more »
As you can tell I am behind with the prompts. So much going on and I actually have a bunch of posts I want to do not related to the 52 Ancestors prompts. Hoping to get myself on track this week with a schedule. My bachelor uncle is my Uncle Calvin. Uncle Calvin is my…Read more »
For me this prompt was tough. I haven’t been to a courthouse or a town hall in ages, that isn’t saying that I haven’t found legal documents anywhere. Right now I have a super long list of things I would like to find at a courthouse and I even have plans to visit the Surrogate’s…Read more »
Meet the children of Beverley Beardsley (1815-1897) and Minerva Winchester Beardsley (1823-1843). The men are George Beardsley (1843-1897) and Leslie Winchester Beardsley (1841-1920). The woman is Helen Maria Beardsley (1839-1900). I am thinking this photo was taken post civil war but that is as far as I have gotten. Leslie Winchester Beardsley is my 2X…Read more »
If you have been reading along for a while you will know that I absolutely adore old newspapers. I am constantly scouring the New York Historical Newspapers website for tidbits about family. One day while researching I found the following about George and Dorcas Weatherwax, my great-great grandparents. The above article appeared in the November…Read more »