Monthly Archives: January 2014

52 Ancestors: #5 William T. Meisberger

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

This week I would like to highlight my maternal great-grand uncle, William T. Meisberger. He was born, the son of Theobald C. Meisberger and Mary Catherine Strausser, on 12 November 1869 in Brady, Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. The town of Brady became Johnson City and finally Ranshaw. Ranshaw is now a suburb of Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Based on […]

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52 Ancestors: #4 Christopher McGinn

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

This week I would like to highlight my maternal 2nd great-grandfather, Christopher McGinn. He was born on 6 Jan 1829 in Glendlough, County Wicklow, Ireland. He first appeared in the 1860 US census living in Cass, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania with his wife Ann Delaney. He is a coal miner. In the 1870 US census, he is living in Butler, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; […]

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52 Ancestors: #3 Candido Luigi Furlani

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Candido Luigi Furlani immigrated to the US in 1907. You can read more about his early days and his brothers in my earlier post Three Brothers from the Tyrol. In this post I would like to focus on Candido and some research experiences related to him. Candido was known as Condy Furlani and he is my paternal grandfather. I never […]

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52 Ancestors: #2 Magdalena Meisberger Shuda

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Magdalena or Lena Meisberger, who is my 2nd great grand aunt, was born 07 Nov 1847 in Steinbach, Rhenish Prussia. Today, Steinbach is a suburb of Ottweiler in the province of Saarland in Germany. She immigrated to America with her family around 1855/56. They settled in Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, where she married Enoch Shuda, a Civil War veteran, […]

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52 Ancestors: #1 Edward Noble

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

In her blog, No Story Too Small, Amy Johnson Crow challenges bloggers to create a post about a specific ancestor each week for 52 weeks This post may be a story, biography, photograph, an outline of a research problem or anything that focuses on one ancestor. For my fist week’s post, I decided to write about Edward Noble and my […]

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Genealogy Mysteries – Expanded

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Last year, I published my first post titled Genealogy Mysteries. This post can be found at http://www.oldbonesgenealogy.com/genealogy-mysteries. It provided a summary of the genealogy mysteries I discovered at that time. Since then, I have expanded the list to emphasize individual books and to add new books, authors, and series in this sub-genre. So far, I’ve read all of these books. […]

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