Monthly Archives: August 2012

Family Recipe Friday – Pennsylvania German Potato Bread

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

On my mother’s side of the family, I have a mixed German- Irish food heritage.  One of my favorite childhood memories was that of my mother baking fresh loaves of bread (before bread machines).  The family would sit down for dinner and all five loaves would be gone by the end of the meal.  As I discovered later, when I […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Frank and Margaret Socoloski

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I am using this theme to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them.     Last night, a Bianchi cousin contacted me and was able to identify this photo as the wedding photo of Margaret Bianchi (1902 – 1975) and Frank Socoloski (1898 – 1967).  Margaret is my grand-aunt and my cousin’s great-grandmother.  […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Andrew and Eva Gunther

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I, too, cannot be wordless.  I am using this theme to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them. I believe that the above photo is the wedding photo of my great-grandparents, Andrew [Andreas] C. Gunther (b. 1858, Germany; d. 1931, Northumberland County, PA) and Mary Eva Ann Meisberger (b. 1861, Northumberland County, PA; […]

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World Subscriptions – Ancestry.com vs. Findmypast.com

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

As many of us did, I recently took advantage of the introductory World Subscription offered by findmypast.com.  I was already a subscriber to findmypast.co.uk and findmypast.ie.  I also have a World Subscription to Ancestry.com.  I began to wonder what a “World” subscription really means so I decided to look into it a bit with these two subscription organizations. When I […]

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Wordless Wednesday – The Bianchi Women

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

 My grandmother, Anna (Bianchi) Furlani, is in the front row on the far left.  Next to her is her mother, Mary{Bunt) Bianchi.  I believe that the oldest daughter, Theresa (Bianchi) Concini, is the one in the far left in the back row. Mary had eight daughters, one of whom died when she was a child. The remaining daughters in the […]

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