Monthly Archives: November 2018

Honoring My WWI Ancestor on the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice!

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Headstone of Leon and Helen Bianchi

This Sunday, November 11, 2018, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice ceasing hostilities between the Allies and Germany. Armistice Day commemorations initiated in 1919 in the US. In 1938, Congress declared November 11 a legal holiday to be known as Armistice Day. In 1954, after World War II and the Korean War, the holiday was renamed […]

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52 Ancestors: Emigration – Bearding the Unknown

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Unverified photo of Bonaventura Bianchi (l.) and Maria Bunt (r.) with two of their children

This week’s theme is Bearded. Alas, after a thorough search of all my photos, there is not a beard in sight. The mustache in the photo below is the only facial hair that I found on a male ancestor. Then I remembered that the word beard is not always used as an adjective; sometimes it is used as a verb, […]

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