Monthly Archives: April 2015

52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #17 – Finding Edward Noble (c1826 – 1872)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

My 2nd great-grandfather, Edward Noble, was born in Ireland abt. 1826, immigrated with his family to England circa 1850, and to Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania abt. 1865. I therefore expected to find the family in this county in the 1870 US census; so I searched for them on Ancestry.com with no results. I did find the family as they […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #16 – Victor Bianchi (1908 – 2006), Almost a Centenarian

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

  The theme for this week’s 52 Ancestors post is “Live Long.”  The oldest relative I can find in my database is Victor Bianchi, my 1st cousin 1x removed, who according to his obituary died at the age of 98 in 2006. The obituary pretty much says it all. I have not found any solid evidence of military service, although […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #15 – Bonaventura Bianchi (1855 – 1906), the Name Game

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

  The theme for this week’s 52 Ancestors post is “How Do You Spell That.” Bonaventura Bianchi is my nominee because, hands down, he has the most variants to his name and was the most difficult to find because of it. He was named Ventura Bianchi on his death certificate. According to said death certificate, Bonaventura Bianchi was born 12 […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #14 – The Bianchi Women, My Favorite Photo

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

  I can’t explain why but this photo, of all the photos I have of my family, draws me to it time and time again. It was in the box of photos that my sisters and I inherited from our parents. The only person we ever really knew in this photo was my grandmother, Anna Bianchi Furlani. Mary Bunt Bianchi […]

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Genealogy Do-Over Week 13 – My Strausser Project, Securing Research Data and Reviewing the Journey

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

This is the final week of the Genealogy Do-Over and the end of the journey. 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 […]

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