Road trip! Not only was it the optional theme for Week 28, but it’s also something I’m doing right now! (Ok, technically it’s a plane trip, but that somehow doesn’t sound right.)
As always, there were some great posts this week. Here are just a few:
- “Genealogy Road Trip – Why Didn’t I Take Them?” by Cheri Hudson Passey on Carolina Girl Genealogy. I think we can all relate to Cheri’s question.
- “Catherine Carr Hunter,” by Elizabeth Handler on From Maine to Kentucky. Elizabeth wants to take a road trip to Pittsburgh to research Catherine. (Elizabeth, if you go, allot some time to go up the Dusquene Incline. Very cool, especially at night!)
- “The Irish Brogue and French Priests,” by Cindi on My Moynahan Genealogy Blog. Cindi discusses the challenges she’s had with finding the right parish in Ireland, made more difficult with some language issues.
As for my road trip (or plane trip, as the case may be), I’m in Utah right now. I had a free day and, surprisingly, didn’t go to the Family History Library. Here’s why I skipped it.
Who did you write about this week? Leave a comment with a link to your post. Be sure to share a little bit about that ancestor — that’s how cousin bait works! Don’t forget to go look at the posts from Week 27. Maybe someone wrote about one of your ancestors!
Upcoming Optional Themes:
- Week 29 (July 16-22) – Musical
- Week 30 (July 23-29) – Challenging
The optional themes for August will be posted on Monday!
I wrote about my third great grandfather Alexander MCMANIGLE (1823-1875)
This week it’s first-person account of traveling along the rim of the Black Canyon in a covered wagon. I found this connection and the book through an AncestryDNA match.
Clarence Mern Beard (1885-1960)
Last of the Covered Wagons: The Black Canyon Rim
The Tour de France is underway so why can’t I do a Tour de Genealogie?
52 Ancestors: #28 Tour de Genealogie and the FABER-SCHENTEN Family
by Cathy Meder-Dempsey at Opening Doors in Brick Walls
Where I’d like to ‘road trip’ to research….because these brick walls are tiring to climb!
I’d like to take a trip to rather nearby Maine to research more about Aaron Bourne
Thanks for the mention of my 52 Ancestors No.28: The Irish Brogue and French Priests Amy! It’s an honour! http://moynahangenealogy.blogspot.ca/2015/07/52-ancestores-no28-irish-brogue-and.html
I wrote about my first cousin, thrice removed, Howard White. He died of overexposure during a record-cold winter in Maryland. http://nancyhvest.com/52-ancestors-52-weeks-howard-white-he-got-too-cold/
Best road trip ever was our loop around England checking out the origins of our New England ancestors including Ralph Cudworth,
ANDERSON (KASER), Harriette
Of all the stories about ancestors I’ve told on my site, I think this is my favorite. I was tempted off of my usual schedule by the suggested “road trip” theme this week. This story came in a letter from my mother to my father about a little too much adventure while on a road trip with some gal pals.
Although I’d love to go on a genealogy road trip one year – this 1967 trip across Canada to attend Expo’67 in Montréal was very special. Canada’s Centennial with a fabulous international exposition!
ANDREW, Harriet Compton – my mother’s sister drove across Canada and the USA in 1953 with her husband Charles CLARK and 3 young children, part of way in a VW Beetle! They were moving from the Canadian Atlantic province of Prince Edward Island to Vancouver Island on the Pacific coast. And Harriet kept a travel diary
Thanks for the mention this week!
Presley Church: no. 44 (week 28) – took a road trip to Wetzel County, WV to research our Church and Murphy families
I wrote about an ancestor who did a lot of traveling, mostly involuntarily, in her lifetime. Additionally, I would like to take a road trip to visit all of the places she went.
Week 28 “Road Trip”: The Boe Family’s Move from Chicago to Los Angeles
My grandparents’ (and my mother’s) road trip to move. The family lost the dog for a bit!
My family only took one road trip – according to my sister, it lasted just a long weekend. But it did result in a great chicken casserole recipe
My distant cousin found out long ago… it’s a long way down the Holiday Road…
Joseph Sargent d. 1865 Indiana
I made a genealogy find on my recent road trip and it reminded me of the road trip Joseph made from North Carolina to Indiana.
How a family of nine moved from one province to another in one car in the 1940s.
#28 – From Rouyn, Quebec to Nobel, Ontario
Tuttle, John – From England to America, to England, to Ireland – not over roads obviously but still quite a traveller. http://mymaineancestry.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-travels-of-john-tuttle-52-ancestors.html
I wrote about my father’s Aunt Alma because we took two or three road trips to visit her when I was a child, from Little Rock, Arkansas to Fort Worth, Texas.
After his arrival in Australia from England in 1855, my 3rd great grand-uncle, Edward HULME, wrote about his epic road trip from Melbourne to the Beechworth goldfields.
I needed some extra time to finish this week. I have finally posted about my great-grandfather, who traveled to exotic places to install machinery for the tobacco trade.
Johann Georg Gottlob Maier – Road Trips
CRUMLEY – William Crumley the Third (c1789-1852/1859) and The Crumley Curse
MCGINN – 52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #28 Edward A. McGinn, Sr. (1859 – 1914) – Sunday’s Obituary by Eileen Souza at Old Bones Genealogy
“They met on the boat.” https://maldrejarosik.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/they-met-on-the-boat/
I captured the love story of my great-grandparents Eugene and Maria Leucht.
My great grand aunt Lovie Ann Jones Harris Watson of Morehead City, NC. Here’s the link: http://www.howdidigetheremyamazinggenealogyjourney.com/2015/07/52-ancestors-2015-edition-28-lovie-ann.html
I’m a wee bit late, I know – I wrote about the Roberts’ Family Reunion and the music we’d share there.
ANDREWS – Featured is my 3rd GGF, Wade Andrews, Confederate Soldier & POW. I would love to make a road trip to Fort Gaines in AL where he was taken prisoner and then to Ship Island, MS where he was held for part of his time as a prisoner. My Pinterest board address here:
FLORES, Julian and Ventura – Father and son, my fifth and fourth great-grandfathers, left Mexico to start a new settlement in Texas in 1809. I wouldn’t be here without that road trip.
Two for the price of one. Catherine Marié and Michel Tourville.
In English: http://www.huboutourvillegenealogy.com/wp/?p=1691
In French: http://www.huboutourvillegenealogy.com/wpfr/?p=1424