52 Ancestors

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

Posted on August 13, 2015 in 52 Ancestors, Family History

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 on August 10, 2015 in 52 Ancestors, Family History

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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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #30 Andrew C Gunther (1858 – 1931) – A Research Challenge

Posted on July 28, 2015 in 52 Ancestors, Family History

The theme for Week 30 is “Challenging: It’s a good time to take a look at another challenging-to-research ancestor.”   My great-grandfather, Andrew (Andreas) C. Gunther, is one of my major brick walls. He is challenging to research on several points. According to his death certificate and supported by the 1900 US census, Andrew was born 11 February 1858 in Germany. […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #29 Christopher McGinn (1871 – 1903) – Tombstone Tuesday

Posted on July 21, 2015 in 52 Ancestors, Family History, Tombstone Tuesday

Christopher McGinn is the son of Christopher McGinn and Anna Delaney McGinn and he is my 2nd great uncle. According to another researcher, who has a copy of the marriage license, Christopher McGinn married Mary McDonnell on 20 Oct 1899 in Locust Gap, Northumberland Co., PA by Leo Fair. In the 1900 US census, Mary and he were living in […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #28 Edward A. McGinn, Sr. (1859 – 1914) – Sunday’s Obituary

Posted on July 19, 2015 in 52 Ancestors, Family History, Sundays Obituary

  Edward McGinn is the son of Christopher McGinn and Anna Delaney McGinn and he is my 2nd great uncle. According to his death certificate, he was born 14 April 1859.  He married Ellen T. Hogan and fathered eight children: Christ, John, Edward, Irene, Leo, James, Margaret and Aloysius. He died of heart disease on 19 December 1914. There are […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #27 Anna Noble Ryan

Posted on July 8, 2015 in 52 Ancestors, Family History

  I had an interesting find today so this week I would like to highlight my great aunt Anna Noble. Anna was the daughter of Thomas and Margaret (McGinn) Noble. She was born on 9 August 1884 and baptized in St. Joseph’s Church in Locust Gap, Northumberland County (Co.), Pennsylvania (PA). Her uncle, John McGinn and her aunt, Rose Ann […]

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

Posted on June 30, 2015 in 52 Ancestors, Family History

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 on June 23, 2015 in 52 Ancestors, Family History

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 on June 17, 2015 in 52 Ancestors, Family History, Family Memories

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 on June 8, 2015 in 52 Ancestors, Family History

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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