Monthly Archives: March 2015

52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #13 – Meet the Not So Honorable William T. Meisberger (1869 – 1929)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

This ancestor definitely behaved in a manner different than what they “should” have done. I am speaking about my maternal great-grand uncle, William Theodore 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 […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #12 – Eileen Anna Lorraine Gunther Noble (1897 – 1977), The Name’s the Same!

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

My mother had always said I was named after both my grandmothers.  My name is Eileen Ann.  I knew my Dad’s mother was named Anna, so I concurred with that but my mother’s mother was named Lorraine and that always puzzled me. When I started my research into this family I discovered to my surprise I really was named for […]

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Genealogy Do-Over Week 12 – My Strausser Project, Sharing Research and Reviewing Research Travel Options

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I am following the Modified Participant Options for the Genealogy Do-Over journey. I will be doing over my research for my 3rd great-grandfather, Peter Strausser, and his family in the hopes of knocking down a couple of brick walls. My research goals are: firm up my documentation to form a sound proof argument that Mary Catherine Strausser is the daughter […]

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Genealogy Mysteries – Expanded and Updated

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

  In 2012, I published my first post titled Genealogy Mysteries.  This post can be found at Genealogy Mysteries. It provided a summary of the genealogy mysteries I discovered at that time.  In 2014, I published my expanded update, which can be found at Genealogy Mysteries Expanded. Since then, I have updated the list to add new books, authors, and series […]

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Genealogy Do-Over Week 11 – My Strausser Project, Reviewing Social Media Options and Building a Research Network

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I am following the Modified Participant Options for the Genealogy Do-Over journey. I will be doing over my research for my 3rd great-grandfather, Peter Strausser, and his family in the hopes of knocking down a couple of brick walls. My research goals are: firm up my documentation to form a sound proof argument that Mary Catherine Strausser is the daughter […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #11 – Rose Ann Breslin (1867 – 1945) Tombstone Tuesday

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

My 2nd great-aunt, Rose Ann (Noble) Breslin, was the first child of Edward and Mary (Devine) Noble to be born in America and—wait for it—she was born on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1867 in Locust Gap, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Rose Ann married Michael Breslin around1887 since the 1900 US census shows them as married thirteen years. At that time, […]

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Genealogy Do-Over Week 10 – My Strausser Project, Reviewing DNA Testing Options and Organizing Research Materials – Digital

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I am following the Modified Participant Options for the Genealogy Do-Over journey. I will be doing over my research for my 3rd great-grandfather, Peter Strausser, and his family in the hopes of knocking down a couple of brick walls. My research goals are: firm up my documentation to form a sound proof argument that Mary Catherine Strausser is the daughter […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #10 – Sarah M. Strausser (1855 – 1877) – Tombstone Tuesday

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

  This story seems sad to me because Sarah, who is my 3rd great aunt, died so young. I wish I could find more about her. Most of what I know comes from her tombstone. Sarah Matilda Strausser was born about 1855. She appears on the 1860 and 1870 US census in the household of Peter Strausser. She is aged […]

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Society Saturday – Social Media and Genealogy

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The Carroll County Genealogical Society’s upcoming meeting on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM features Dr. Margaret McMahon, the hockey-playing genealogist. She has a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, and with the advent of parenthood, she turned her technical talents to researching her family’s genealogy. She has over twenty-five years of engineering experience, including being a college and […]

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Genealogy Do-Over Week 9 – My Strausser Project, Conducting Cluster Research and Organizing Research Materials

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I am following the Modified Participant Options for the Genealogy Do-Over journey. I will be doing over my research for my 3rd great-grandfather, Peter Strausser, and his family in the hopes of knocking down a couple of brick walls. My research goals are: firm up my documentation to form a sound proof argument that Mary Catherine Strausser is the daughter […]

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