Monthly Archives: May 2018

52 Ancestors: Finding My Dad in WWII

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

My dad, William Condy Furlani, served in the US Army during World War II. After his death in 1989, I did not discover any military records among his belongings. I first found his enlistment record on Ancestry. He enlisted on 20 December 1943. This record provided me his service number, which I needed to send for his service records. Several […]

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52 Ancestors: My Multi-Lingual Heritage

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

  There were many other languages in my family. I’ll start with me. I sang in Latin in the church choir for many years in my youth. This was when the Catholic church still used Latin extensively. I also took two years of Latin in high school, roughly translating the Aeneid so that I could read it the original. This. […]

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Society Saturday – Caring for Family Papers and Personal Archives

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The CCGS Genealogy Section at the Westminster Branch Library. Photo by Eileen Souza

The Carroll County Genealogical Society’s upcoming meeting on Monday, May 21 at 7:00 PM* features Andrea Briggs. Ms. Briggs is the Archivist & Special Collections Librarian at McDaniel College. She received her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh and is a proud alumna of McDaniel College. Andrea is thrilled to be able to give back […]

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52 Ancestors: A Mother’s Day Remembrance

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

This photo has a story. My mother, Marguerite Noble Furlani, was born 21 May 1918 in Ranshaw, Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. She died of emphysema 25 May 1985 (4 days after her 67th birthday) in Prospect Park, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. In 1985, Mother’s Day fell on the 12th of May. While cleaning out her belongings I found a black […]

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52 Ancestors: Closer to Home

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

If you return me To my home port I will kiss you Mother earth Take me back now, take me back now To the port. Of my birth “I’m Your Captain/Closer to Home” written by Mark Farner and performed by Grand Funk Railroad 1970 I struggled with this week’s theme of “Close Up”. I received several good suggestions from my […]

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