Monthly Archives: March 2013

Some Thoughts on Genealogy

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I recently completed my course of study, started in 2008, at the National Institute of Genealogical Studies, specializing in American Records. I can now proudly use the postnomials P.L.G.G.S. (Program Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies) after my name. Years ago, in my ignorance, I thought I could just search for an ancestor, copy their vital statistics into my database and […]

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Society Saturday – CCGS March 18, 2013 Meeting

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The Carroll County Genealogical Society’s upcoming meeting on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 7:30 PM features Barbara A. Israel, an archaeology technician who is working on a Native American camp site in Manchester, Carroll County, Maryland. Her topic will be “The Two Story Log House Mystery: An Early 19th Century Farm House in Carroll County, Maryland.” Learn more about the […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Marguerite Noble Furlani

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

For me, this theme will be used to share my family photos and to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them. This is a photo of my mother, Marguerite Noble, age 23, taken in 1941—right before she married my father, William Furlani. The original photo is in what we now call greyscale. When […]

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Sunday’s Obituary – Mary Bianchi

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Mary [Maria] Bianchi is one of my paternal great-grandmothers. Her maiden has been listed variously as Bunt, Bont, Bant, Bonn, Bion, Pond, Bond and, possibly, Bundt. She was born in Bohemia on 8 December 1865. She married Bonaventura Bianchi c. 1881, location unknown and she bore thirteen children, of which ten lived. Maria and Bonaventura were featured in my post […]

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