52 Ancestors – Week 46 – Poor Man

I am still playing catch-up and I am determined to finish all 52 weeks of this project. Though I am thinking for next year I want to do some ancestor profiles here on the blog. I have found this to be a rewarding experience. This prompt was very hard for me. Poor Man. Most ofContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 46 – Poor Man”

52 Ancestors – Week 45 – Rich Man

This was an interesting topic. Wealth comes in many forms. Land, money, knowledge. I will be honest the men in the family do not always speak to my soul. The women though I tend to have a strong affinity to several of them. One of the lines I am often drawn to is my LarkinContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 45 – Rich Man”

52 Ancestors – Week 39 – Maps

I will be totally honest here until the past week or so I really did not use many maps in my research. I have recently fell in love with Locality Guides and part of creating a Locality Guide is to show different sources. Since a lot of my research is in Essex County, NY akaContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 39 – Maps”

Sometimes Rabbit Holes can be profitable

I have done a deep dive into the world of genetic genealogy and spent a huge amount of the past weekend messaging matches and hoping for responses. Low and behold one of those responses led me down a path tonight. It didn’t take me too long to figure out whee she belonged in my treeContinue reading “Sometimes Rabbit Holes can be profitable”

52 Ancestors – Week 31- Brothers

I truly believe that our ancestors reach out to us and speak to us. I have been doing a lot of research on my Beardsley/Curtis Lines. I have been working on an assignment for ProGen but I am also trying to link back to another Revolutionary War Patriot, Eldad Curtis. It is tough going becauseContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 31- Brothers”

52 Ancestors – Week 25 – Earliest

This one is an interesting one as I know there are branches that came a little after the Mayflower. (I am still looking for that elusive Mayflower ancestor.) Then I have my Witherwax line that came in 1710 from Germany with approximately 700 families. But for the sake it f this prompt I am goingContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 25 – Earliest”

52 Ancestors – Week 20 – Military

I have always been proud of the Military members of my family. Though I didn’t know any of them personally, until my cousin Steve joined the Navy, prior to that the only member of the military I knew was my Uncle Leslie but he died in 1971 a few weeks after I was born. ThroughContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 20 – Military”

52 Ancestors – Week 18 – Road Trip

So I have decided my goal by the end of July is to be caught up on the 52 ancestors challenge. I am about 8 weeks behind which isn’t too bad. Especially since June is such a blur. Week 18’s prompt was all about a Road Trip. While I am sure my ancestors traveled. IContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 18 – Road Trip”