Monthly Archives: July 2018

Genealogy Mysteries 2018 – What’s New? Part 2

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Genealogy Mysteries

  From acclaimed author Steve Robinson comes a thrilling new Jefferson Tayte mystery. When genealogist Jefferson Tayte is hired to prove the identity of a black sheep in his client’s family tree, he unwillingly finds himself drawn into a murder investigation with nothing more to go on than a 150-year-old letter and a connection to a legendary ruby that has […]

Read More...
2 Comments »

52 Ancestors: An Italian Lullaby

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I am not sure why but as soon as I saw that this week’s theme was Music, I immediately thought of the lullaby that my Italian grandmother used to sing to me when I was a baby. Of course, she sang it to me in Italian. I don’t know why I even remember it, as I was so very young. […]

Read More...
No Comments »

52 Ancestors: Traveling to a Gretna Green

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Lorraine Gunther and William J. Noble, ca.1917

When I found a clue that my maternal grandparents, my grandfather, William J. Noble (1896 – 1945), and my grandmother, Lorraine Gunther Noble (1897 – 1977), married in Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland, I was extremely surprised. Both William and Lorraine, respectively, lived in Ranshaw, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Chasing this clue, I obtained a copy of their marriage record from Elkton […]

Read More...
4 Comments »

52 Ancestors: Two Biker Babes!

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

This photo was unidentified and in the box of photos that my sisters and I inherited from our mother. Amy Johnson Crow in her write-up for Week 27 said that the theme, Independence, reminded her of flappers. I was having a problem with this theme until I saw her remark and remembered this photo. The thing is I know nothing […]

Read More...
4 Comments »

52 Ancestors: My Favorite Black Sheep

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, Deed Books, Book 152, Page 727, Wm. T. Meisberger by William Taby Sheriff to John J. Roach, 10 May 1910; Recorder of Deeds, Northumberland County Courthouse, Sunbury, PA.

I would like to highlight my favorite and only black sheep (so far), my maternal great-grand uncle, William T. Meisberger. He was born, the son of Theobald C. Meisberger and Mary Catherine Strausser, on November 12, 1869 in Brady, Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. I have written previously about my 2nd great-grandfather, Theobald Meisberger and how during his lifetime he […]

Read More...
4 Comments »