52 Ancestors – Week 14- Brick Wall

For the longest time my brick wall was my Sarah Larkin Beardsley. It is probably why I still look for information about her quite often. For me it is more that adding names and dates to a tree. It is about collecting the stories of their lives. I seriously wish I had paid more attentionContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 14- Brick Wall”

More about Sarah Larkin Beardsley

If you have been following along for a while you will know 2 things that I really enjoy podcasts and I have an affinity to Sarah Larkin Beardsley, my 2X great grandmother. I have been binge listening to the podcast¬†Research Like a Pro Podcast. It is really well done and I have been learning littleContinue reading “More about Sarah Larkin Beardsley”

From My Archives…

I came across this letter this morning while organizing some files to do a little bit of research. I guess you can say I have been at this for a while and several of the questions in here have been answered. WE have done almost no research on those Stewart or Shumway families. Mostly becauseContinue reading “From My Archives…”

Who were Grandma & Granpa Huttel?

Yes I went down a huge rabbit hole last night and this morning. Especially since Facebook wasn’t working for me. As my last post said I visited St. Michael’s Cemetery in Queens and found this gem of a tombstone and the whole Grandma and Grandpa thing threw me. Especially since they died years before poorContinue reading “Who were Grandma & Granpa Huttel?”

An hour at the cemetery

This afternoon I spent a couple of hours at St. Michaels Cemetery. I was looking for a particular grave for someone in a Genealogy group. I totally find cemeteries to be totally peaceful places. This cemetery though confuses the heck out of me with its layout. It is a mixture of old and new graves.Continue reading “An hour at the cemetery”

52 Ancestors – Week 9 – At the Courthouse

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’sContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 9 – At the Courthouse”

52 Ancestors – Week 8 – Family Photo

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 2XContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 8 – Family Photo”

52 Ancestors – Week 7 Love

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¬† NovemberContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 7 Love”

52 Ancestors – Week 6 – Surprise

I have been mulling the topic of this post for a few days. Trying to figure out where to go with it and trying to figure out if there was a big A-Ha moment in my research and I really couldn’t come up with anything. Looking back I would have to say the biggest surprisesContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 6 – Surprise”