Monthly Archives: May 2015

52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #20 Anna Bianchi (1894 – 1973) – (nearly Wordless Wednesday)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

This photo was in the box of photos that my sisters and I inherited from our mother. The child is my paternal grandmother, Anna Bianchi Furlani. Anna born on 16 January 1894 in Atlas, Mount Carmel Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, is the daughter of Bonaventura Bianchi, of Italy, and Maria Bunt Bianchi, of Bohemia. She was baptized 11 February 1894 in […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #19 Peter Bianchi (1882 – 1922) – A Quandary

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

This week’s theme is “There’s a Way: What ancestor found a way out of a sticky situation? You might also think of this in terms of transportation or migration.” I am using this theme to see if I can find a way out of a conflict I discovered in Peter’s records. Before, they were available on Ancestry.com, I sent away for […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #18 Agatha Ficca (1921 – 1994) (Tombstone Tuesday)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Agatha Ficca is my first cousin once removed. Agatha is the daughter of Dominic (Connie) Ficca and Helen (Bianchi) Ficca. She was born in Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania and lived there for most of her life. Agatha married Vincent T. Hullihan, son of Thomas and Mary J. Hullihan. I realize I need to send away for the parish registers […]

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Society Saturday – German Catholic Influence in Western Maryland

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The Carroll County Genealogical Society’s upcoming meeting on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM features John Foertschbeck, Sr. John H. Foertschbeck, Sr. was born and raised in the Highlandtown and Canton neighborhoods of southeast Baltimore, but has lived in Woodbine, Carroll County, MD since 1968.  He attended and graduated from Sacred Heart of Jesus in Highlandtown and Mt. St. […]

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