Monthly Archives: May 2016

Monday’s Mysteries – Who is David Meisberger and Why Is He Posing as My 2nd Great Grandfather?

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I have been collecting Pennsylvania death certificates for my ancestors. So far, I have accumulated one-hundred and thirty-seven (137) certificates. In doing so, I have uncovered a huge puzzle concerning my 2nd great-grandfather, Theobald Casper Meisberger, reflected in his children’s death certificates. Theobald died on 13 June 1900 in Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  His wife, Mary Catherine Strausser, predeceased […]

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A Great Genealogical Find – Lord Baltimore’s Receipt Book

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

How would you like to acquire a copy of your 18th century ancestor’s signature? I found this amazing discovery while browsing around the Archives of Maryland Online website.   The database contains Lord Baltimore’s Receipt Book, MS 174 and Document #911 in the Calvert Papers held by the Maryland Historical Society (1). This document was digitized from the microfilm in a partnership […]

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Tombstone Tuesday – Edward Noble (1827 – 1872)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The photo is of the tombstone of my great-great-grandfather, Edward Noble. Edward and his family, including my great-grandfather Thomas, were found in the 1870 US Federal census. Edward and his wife Mary were born in Ireland; and all the children, prior to that last two, were born in England. Since Edward died prior to 1880, this is his only appearance […]

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Society Saturday – Practical Use of the Mighty FAN Club: Case Study of a Shadowy Female

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The Carroll County Genealogical Society’s upcoming meeting on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7:30 PM features Sharon Cook MacInnes. A dedicated genealogist since 1976–long before the internet revolution–Sharon Cook MacInnes, Ph.D., gradually uncovered her ancestry and discovered through on-site research that she has deep American roots and a passion for family history. Sharon is an alumna of National Institute of […]

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun (SNGF) – My Favorite Photo of My Mother

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Randy Seaver of GeneaMusings has given us this Saturday Night Genealogy Fun assignment. 1) This is Mother’s Day weekend, so please go through the photographs you have of your mother and share one of your favorite photograph of her. Just one. Oh, tell us why it’s one of your favorites, and tell us something about your mother, too. Here’s mine: […]

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