Monthly Archives: April 2014

52 Ancestors: #17 Bonaventura Bianchi

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Writing these weekly vignettes really reveals the gaps in my family research so please understand that this is a work in progress.   According to his death certificate, Bonaventura Bianchi was born 12 Jun 1855 in Italy. Most dates I have for his birth are c1855. The tombstone is the only source that shows 1859. I believe it may be an error. […]

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52 Ancestors: #16 Peter Bianchi: My Great Uncle or Is He?

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Writing these weekly vignettes really reveals the gaps in my family research so please understand that this is a work in progress. Today, Ancestry.com released the death certificates for Pennsylvania from 1906 through 1924, so I spent several hours collecting records for my ancestors who died during this period. I received one shock—the death certificate of Peter Bianchi, my great-uncle. […]

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52 Ancestors: #15 Henry Bianchi (Tombstone Tuesday)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Writing these weekly vignettes really reveals the gaps in my family research so please understand that this is a work in progress. This week I would like to highlight my great uncle, Henry Bianchi. According to his WWII draft registration card, Henry was born on 7 March 1885 in Germany. His tombstone agrees. The 1900 US census lists his birth […]

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52 Ancestors: #14 Lucy Bianchi Bailoni (Tombstone Tuesday)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Writing these weekly vignettes really reveals the gaps in my family research so please understand that this is a work in progress. This week I would like to highlight my great aunt, Lucy Bianchi Bailoni. Lucy was born on 26 February 1896 in Atlas, Mount Carmel Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. She was baptized 14 March 1897 in Our Lady of […]

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52 Ancestors: #13 Anna Bianchi Furlani

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Writing these weekly vignettes really reveals the gaps in my family research so please understand that this is a work in progress. This week I would like to highlight my paternal grandmother, Anna Bianchi Furlani. Anna was born on 16 January 1894 in Atlas, Mount Carmel Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Bonaventura Bianchi, of Italy,  and […]

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Society Saturday – CCGS April 21, 2014 Meeting

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The Carroll County Genealogical Society’s upcoming meeting on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM features Debra Hoffman, a noted genealogical speaker, who specializes in Maryland research and holds a Family History Certificate from Brigham Young University. She will be speaking on Researching Your Civil War Soldier. During this sesquicentennial period for the Civil War, there is renewed interest in […]

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