Monthly Archives: February 2014

52 Ancestors: #8 Who Is Victor Bianchi?

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

We read many stories today about grandchildren being raised by their grandparents, primarily due to teen pregnancy and drug abuse. Just so, a hundred years ago, many children were raised by their grandparents due to teen pregnancy and death during childbirth. In the 1910 Us Federal census, Victor Bianchi is enumerated as the 1 ½ year old son of Mary […]

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52 Ancestors: #7 How I Found Margaret McGinn Noble’s Family

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

In an earlier posting, I spoke about Christopher McGinn, who was the father of Margaret McGinn. This post can be read at http://www.oldbonesgenealogy.com/52-ancestors-4-christopher-mcginn/. I thought this week I would speak on how I found Christopher and his family through Margaret. Early on, one of my brick walls was Margaret McGinn, the wife of Thomas Noble and my great-grandmother. I found […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Andrew C. Gunther and Family

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

    I am very excited. I just received this lovely photo from my cousin, Lynne Maminski. This is a photo of the family of my great-grandfather, Andrew Gunther, whom I just highlighted in my post “52 Ancestors: #6 Andreas C. Gunther.” It can be viewed at http://www.oldbonesgenealogy.com/52-ancestors-6-andreas-c-gunther/. From my research, Andrew and Eva had eight children. There are only […]

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52 Ancestors: #6 Andreas C. Gunther

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

        This week I would like to introduce my great-grandfather, Andrew [Andreas] C. Gunther. Andrew was born in Germany on Feb 1858 according to the 1900 US census. The only clue I have to his birthplace is in the 1930 US census. The enumerator inserted “Frankfort” before German in the birthplace columns of Andrew and his parents. […]

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