Shrubbing & DNA & a Rabbit Hole

Yes shrubbing out that tree and a DNA cousin have lead to a huge Rabbit Hole and it isn’t even a direct ancestor but when a good juicy story gets you hooked you follow. I love a mystery and think I may of been a detective in a previous life. So I am working onContinue reading “Shrubbing & DNA & a Rabbit Hole”

I’m just shrubbing along….

So the past 2 days I have been answering some emails and working with DNA, if you know me I prefer digging through the records or traipsing through a cemetery than doing anything sciencey. Yes I made up a word. Anyway DNA requires sciencey work and while doing this I have uncovered a mess ofContinue reading “I’m just shrubbing along….”

Ancestor Profile – James Stewart

I have been working on filling in missing pieces of the family tree. especially shrubbing the tree out. This becomes especially helpful in the world of DNA. I have spent the last 2 weeks working on Gs family so I decided to look at one of my lines and see what I could do. JamesContinue reading “Ancestor Profile – James Stewart”

52 Ancestors – Week 14 – Water

The prompt for week 14 is Water. I am going to follow the trend and continue with Gerard’s family as they are who I have been focussing on during this period of social distancing. Gerard’s family is primarily recent Irish immigrants, as in post 1840 or 1850s except for a couple of his lines onContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 14 – Water”

52 Ancestors – Week 13 – Nearly Forgotten

The prompt for Week 13 was nearly forgotten, to me the people in the family tree who died as infants, children, teenagers, young or without children are the ones who tend to not have their stories told. I have been researching on a couple of Gerard’s lines. One of the people I found in hisContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 13 – Nearly Forgotten”

52 Ancestors – Week 11 – Luck

Luck is a fun topic. I always feel super lucky when I discover something new about an ancestor. My favorite way to learn things is by reading newspapers. I have been working on building out my trees and newspapers have been a great way to do this, especially in less populated areas because everything isContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 11 – Luck”

52 Ancestors – Week 10 – Strong Woman

So for this prompt for the 52 Ancestors Challenge I wanted to choose a different relative in my family. I decided Sarah “Sally” Sawyer Preston would be my choice. I believe Sally Sawyer Preston was born in 1769 to Joseph Sawyer and Judith Kelly Sawyer in New Hampshire. She married Abner Preston on 12 SeptemberContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 10 – Strong Woman”

52 Ancestors – Week 8 – Prosperity

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary prosperity pros·​per·​i·​ty | \ prä-ˈsper-ə-tē  \ Definition of prosperity : the condition of being successful or thriving especially : economic well-being As I thought of this topic, the person who kept coming to mind was my grandfather Antonio DellaVecchia. Antonio DellaVecchia was born 24 January 1903 in Vasto, Chieti, Italy. He left home at the age of 17 toContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 8 – Prosperity”

Another Rabbit Hole

This week I have been going down a lot of rabbit holes. Currently I am in the beginning stages of my final ProGen Assignment. I have to write a narrative about an ancestral couple and their children. I have decided I seriously do not want to write about my Stewart Lines as there are justContinue reading “Another Rabbit Hole”

Joseph Gardiner Stewart (1851-1912)

Joseph Gardiner Stewart was born 4 Oct 1851 in Redford, Clinton Co, NewYork to  William Stewart (1811-1872) and Elizabeth Davis Stewart (1826-1897). Joseph Stewart is my 2nd Great-Grandfather. Joseph first appears on the 1860 census in the Town of Black Brook, Clinton Co, NY along with his parents, William (49) and Elizabeth (30), sister MaryContinue reading “Joseph Gardiner Stewart (1851-1912)”