Monthly Archives: September 2016

Genealogy Mysteries 2016 – The Latest Discoveries

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

  On September 1, 2016, Nathan Dylan Goodwin released his latest Morton Farrier, Forensic Genealogist book, The Spyglass File. In this, his fourth book, a new case plunges us into the middle of the Battle of Britain. Between his approaching nuptials and his personal research for his biological father, he must focus on the case, which is connected to a […]

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Finding Victor’s Father: Completing the Story

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

In my earlier blog post “52 Ancestors: #8 Who Is Victor Bianchi”, I told the story of the young boy who appeared in my great-grandmother’s household in the 1910 US census. I told of my searches through the records, my proof argument that he was the son of her daughter, Mary Bianchi, and the final evidence confirming my answer in […]

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(Not So) Wordless Wednesday – Who Are These Women?

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I am using this theme primarily to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them. This photo was unidentified and in the box of photos that my sisters and I inherited from our mother. The two women may be from my Meisberger, Gunther or Bianchi lines. My feeling is that their birth surname may […]

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Society Saturday – Maryland Land Records

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The Carroll County Genealogical Society’s upcoming meeting on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.* features Rachel Frazier. Ms. Frazier currently serves as the Search Room Coordinator for the Reference Department at the Maryland State Archives, daily assisting patrons in-person and remotely with historical and legal research. Rachel will be presenting Maryland Land Records. This presentation will teach you how […]

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DNA and Me – My Final Ethnicity Test (Maybe)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Since the new FDA rulings, I was finally able to test my DNA at 23andme. My previous posts on this topic were DNA and Me, which covered my ethnicity tests at Family Tree DNA; followed by DNA and Me – Updated, in which I wrote about my AncestryDNA ethnicity tests. In general, I was disappointed at my 23andme results. I’m […]

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