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”

It’s been a Long time

Long time no post. I have missed writing to you all. 2020 was an eventful year to say the least. Besides living through a pandemic, our family re-located from New York to Arkansas. We lived in a rental from October 2020 until May 2021 when we moved into our forever home. So Genealogy was onContinue reading “It’s been a Long time”

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”

So much fun…

I spent some time colorizing some old photos I had taken pictures of and oh my what fun that was. My Heritage has a tool to colorize your old photos in seconds. Here are a couple of photos that I had already in my computer. I can see this getting addictive really fast. You knowContinue reading “So much fun…”

52 Ancestors – Week 12 – Popular

Popular what does that mean? According to the dictionary Popular is an adjective. It means liked, admired or enjoyed by many people or by a particular person or group. This prompt is going to be tough. I am not big into popularity, I tend to root for the underdog and when it comes to familyContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 12 – Popular”

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”

52 Ancestors – Week 7 – Favorite Discovery

One of my favorite discoveries to date is always in reference to my 2X-Great Grandmother, Sarah Larkin Beardsley. On her tombstone it is inscribed with Sarah A. Beardsley, MD. We always thought it was a mistake. Until I found reference to her in a publication of the University of  Michigan. (thank you Google). and theContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 7 – Favorite Discovery”

52 Ancestors – Week 6 – Same Name

In my family there is no clear cut naming patterns except on my paternal side. They are Italian and the oldest son tends to be named after the paternal grandfather, hence why my dad has a slew of cousins named Dominic. I myself am named after both my grandmothers and I named my oldest daughterContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 6 – Same Name”