Monthly Archives: August 2015

Do You Know About Maryland Databases on Ancestry.com? (Tuesday’s Tip)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Example Some Frederick County Databases

Ancestry.com has databases online for Maryland and for Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick and other Maryland Counties. The best way to access this information is to go to www.ancestry.com. You must have a paid subscription or go to your local library to use the free Ancestry Library Edition. Select Card Catalog from the Search menu. Under Filter Titles, go to Filter by […]

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The Tracey Collection: Colonial Land Records in Carroll County, Maryland

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The Tracey land records are a unique collection held by the Historical Society of Carroll County that cover early land patents and settlement patterns in western Maryland, primarily Carroll, Frederick, and Washington counties. Many researchers have used these records to find property that their ancestors owned in this area during the Colonial period. During the 1930s, Dr. Arthur G. Tracey, […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #32 Margaret Bettinger Meisberger (1807 – 1879)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The theme for Week 32 is “32”. Let’s focus on one of your 32 3rd-great-grandparents. Margarethe Bettinger is one of my maternal 3rd great-grandmothers.  According to her marriage record, she was born on 17 February 1807 in Dörrenbach, Südliche Weinstraße, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Her parents are Johan Nicolaus Bettinger and Magdalena Holzer Margarethe (Margaret) Bettinger married Michel Meisberger on 10 August 1837 […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #31 Candido Furlani (1888 – 1938)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Wedding of Anna bianchi & Condy Furlani 1911 Mt. Carmel PA

The theme for Week 31 is “Easy: We ended July with “Challenging”, so it seems fitting to begin August with “Easy”. Which ancestor has been easy to research? (Come on, there has to be one!).” For this theme, I selected my paternal grandfather, Candido Luigi Furlani, who immigrated to the US in 1907. All my lines hit the proverbial brick […]

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