Monthly Archives: February 2018

52 Ancestors: A Cherished Painting

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Photo of an oil painting of an old mill painted by my father circa 1950s. Photo courtesy of Eileen Furlani Souza

  I featured my father, William Condy Furlani, for the 52 Ancestors theme Valentine. When I looked at the few items that I had from my family, I decided to spotlight this painting for the 52 Ancestors’ theme of Heirloom. Again, I feature my father since he is the artist. I don’t remember when he painted this. I think I […]

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52 Ancestors: A Memorable Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

                I originally found this card in the box of photos that I inherited from my parents after the death of my father in 1989. It is a card that my father, William Condy Furlani, sent to my mother, Marguerite “Mickey” Noble Furlani for Valentine’s Day, the 14th of February 1944. The card […]

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52 Ancestors: The Genealogy of a Name

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I think I’ll have some fun with this week’s theme, Favorite Name, and use my name. My complete name is Eileen Ann Elizabeth Rachel Furlani Wunder Birkmeier Santiago Shorter Souza. Gosh, I have so many names I feel like Albus Dumbledore! How did I arrive at this name game? I was baptized Eileen Ann Furlani. Eileen was for my maternal […]

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Another Brick in the Wall Smashed

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

This week I am doing the genealogy happy dance because a Tynesider in England discovered my blog. You are probably wondering why this makes me so happy. Mary, who is possibly a distant cousin, is researching the Devine family, her direct ancestors and her collaterals. Best of all, she lives near Newbottle, County Durham (now Tyne and Wear), England. I’ll […]

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Genealogy Mysteries 2018 – What’s New?

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Genealogy Mysteries

  Nathan Dylan Goodwin is tentatively scheduled to release his latest Morton Farrier mystery, The Wicked Trade, on February 7, 2018. From the author: “When Morton Farrier is presented with a case revolving around a mysterious letter written by disreputable criminal, Ann Fothergill in 1827, he quickly finds himself delving into a shadowy Georgian underworld of smuggling and murder on […]

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