Monthly Archives: September 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday – Valentine’s Day Card

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

My family wasn’t one to save or pass down treasures or heirlooms, so I have next to nothing in this category. I have two keepsakes. One is a Valentine’s Day card that my father sent to my mother while he was serving in World War II. This was probably the February of 1944, while my father was still in basic […]

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Family Recipe Friday – Spaghetti and Meatballs

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

On my father’s side, I have a mixed Tyrolean, Italian and Bohemian food heritage. My grandmother, Anna Bianchi Furlani was born in 1897 in Mount Carmel, Northumberland Co., PA. Her father was from Italy and her mother from Bohemia. They were married somewhere in Europe in the late 1870s to early 1880. Anna married Condy Furlani, born 1886 in village […]

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Wordless Wednesday – William Furlani, Teacher

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I am using this theme to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them. This is a photo of my Dad’s first class. My father, William Furlani, was a school teacher for 35 years. He started teaching around 1944 in Mount Carmel, Northumberland Co., PA. We moved to Essington, Delaware Co., PA in 1947/8, […]

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The Dangers of Preconceived Notions

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I am reading a story with a genealogy background. In it, a marriage notice is found that states that an Alexander Stewart married a Sarah Gillespie, formerly Gibson. If I had read this notice out of context of the story I would have assumed that Sarah had been married previously to a Mr. Gillespie and that her maiden name was […]

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Tombstone Tuesday – Bonaventura Bianchi and Mary Bunt

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

This is a photo of the monument over the graves of my great-grandparents, Bonaventura Bianchi and Mary Bunt in St. Peters Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  This cemetery is lovely.  It sits half-way up the side of a mountain and overlooks the valley below.  It is small enough to walk around in a couple of hours and is well-maintained.  […]

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Society Saturday – Carroll County Genealogical Society

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

This month I began my two-year term as President of the Carroll County Genealogical Society (CCGS), which was founded in 1981 to stimulate interest in genealogy and educate the membership and general public in proper and ethical methods of genealogical research and gathering, recording and disseminating genealogical and historical information. Meetings are held the third Monday of each month, March […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Lorraine and William Noble

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I am using this theme to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them.   This is a photo of my maternal grandparents.  My grandfather, William J. Noble (1896 – 1945), and grandmother, Lorraine Gunther Noble (1897 – 1977), were married in 1917 in Elkton, Cecil county, Maryland, although they lived in Northumberland County, […]

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