Monthly Archives: July 2014

Wordless Wednesday – A First Holy Communion (Revised)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I had to revise this post due to some errors in the data that I entered because I was looking at the wrong entry in my database.  I adjusted birth and death dates and estimated date of this photo. I am using this theme primarily to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them.   This […]

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52 Ancestors: #30 Edward Noble (Saturday Night Fun)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I decided to incorporate the challenge of Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings to “Play Ahnentafel Roulette” into my 52 Ancestors posts. His challenge: 1) What year was one of your great-grandfathers born? Divide this number by 80 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your “roulette number.” My great-grandfather, Giovanni Furlani, was born on 8 February 1858 […]

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52 Ancestors: #29 Mary Viola Gunther Schuck

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Mary Viola Gunther is my great-aunt. She was born 06 February 1887 in Ranshaw, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, and is the daughter of Andrew [Andreas] C. Gunther and Eva Meisberger Gunther (see my post 52 Ancestors: #6 Andreas C. Gunther). Mary V. Gunther married John J. Schuck on 12 June 1907 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. They had nine children: John V., […]

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52 Ancestors: #28 Helen Patchkusky Shuda (Saturday Night Fun)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I decided to incorporate the challenge of Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings to “Do Some Semi-Random Research” into my 52 Ancestors posts. His challenge: 1) Go to your family tree database of choice (you know, like Roots Magic, Reunion, Ancestry Member Tree), and determine who the very first person on your list of C surnames is. Or the first person on […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Roaring Twenties Bikers!

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. This photo was unidentified and in the box of photos that my sisters and I inherited from our mother. I am truly wordless about this one. The back of the photo has Lewistown written in pencil. I assume that is […]

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Your Father’s Mother’s Patrilineal Line

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Randy Seaver of GeneaMusings has given us this Saturday Night Genealogy Fun assignment: 1) What was your father’s mother’s name? 2) What is your father’s mother’s patrilineal line? That is, her father’s father’s father’s … back to the most distant male ancestor in that line? 3) Can you identify male sibling(s) of your father’s mother, and any living male descendants […]

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Society Saturday – A Mid-Summer Genealogical Event!

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52 Ancestors: #27 My Great-Grandfather – Thomas Noble

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Thomas was born on 26 November 1851, the son of Edward Noble and Mary Devine Noble. He was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England and his parents residence was listed as 14 Court Paul Street of that city. He was baptized in Saint Joseph’s RC church on 30 November 1851, with sponsors Patrick Kayne and Mary Melia. I first found Thomas […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Celebrating the 4th of July?

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. This photo was unidentified and in the box of photos that my sisters and I inherited from our mother. It seems to be decorated for a holiday. I am presuming Independence Day, July 4th since the shrubs and trees are […]

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52 Ancestors: #26 Tombstone Tuesday – Josephine Bianchi Bridy

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

  My great-aunt was baptized Violet Josephine Bianchi in Our Lady of Mount Carmel church on 18 August 1889 in Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Her baptismal record is the only document I have found so far that includes her first name of Violet. She seems to go by her middle name of Josephine. Based on analysis of the records, […]

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