Monthly Archives: June 2015

52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #26 Candido ‘Condy’ Furlani (1888 – 1938)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The theme for Week 26 is “Halfway: This week marks the halfway point in the year — and the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge! What ancestor do you have that you feel like you’ve only researched halfway? What ancestor do you feel like takes up half of your research efforts?” For the halfway mark, I have chosen my grandfather, […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #25 Three Old Family Homes

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The theme for Week 25 is “The Old Homestead: Have you visited an ancestral home? Do you have photos of an old family house? Do you have homesteading ancestors?” I have three photographs of old family homes—one that I took and two that I found in that ubiquitous box of photos inherited from my mother. The first home is that […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #24 A Sentimental Heirloom

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The theme for Week 23 is “Heirloom: What heirloom do you treasure? Who gave it to you? What heirloom do you wish you had?” I found this card in the box of photos that my sisters and I inherited from our parents. This is a Valentine’s card that my mother, Marguerite “Mickey” Noble Furlani, sent to my father, William Condy […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #23 The Anniversary Is the Same

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The theme for Week 23 is “Wedding: June is time for weddings. Write about a June bride in your family or highlight a favorite wedding photo. Maybe there’s a serial marry-er in the family — that could be a fun post!” My 33rd wedding anniversary is approaching on 12 June; so I am highlighting those couples in my family tree whose […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #22 William C. Furlani (1912 – 1989) – Commencements

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The theme for Week 22 is “Commencement: Countless schools will be having their commencement ceremonies around this time. Think not only about school, but also about commencement meaning “a beginning”. My father, William Condy Furlani, was born 9 April 1912 in Connorsville, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, the son of Condy Furlani and Anna Bianchi Furlani. Recently, I was doing some research on […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #21 Michael Meisberger, Jr. (1839 – 1914) – Amazing Find in Military Records

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The theme for Week 21 is “Military: This week, the United States will be observing Memorial Day. Do you have any military ancestors? Were any ancestors affected by the military or by war?” I would like to use this theme loosely to write about my 3rs great-uncle, Michael Meisberger, Jr., who served in the Civil War. Michael is the brother of […]

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