The days are getting noticeably shorter. Some schools in my area are already back in session. Sweaters are filling department store shelves. And I continue to be amazed — both good and bad — at the speed that it all happens.
Several of you had fun with the “32” theme for this week. Cathy Meder-Dempsey at Opening Doors in Brick Walls has probably the most colorful post (literally!) that I’ve seen in awhile. Check out “Johann Gorges and Anna Maria Botz – 2 of 32.” Cheryl Biermann Hartley did a fun twist on the theme with “Anna Odilia Greiner – Thirty-two Things I Know About Her” on her blog My Search for the Past.
My week has been spent packing up things for my daughter’s return to college, reviewing presentations, research, and writing. (My latest post is “Library Websites for Genealogy: More Than Just the Catalog.”)
Who did you write about this week? Was it one of your “32”? Whether you wrote about a 3rd-great-grandparent or someone else, leave a comment with a link to your post and a little bit about them. We’d love to read it! Also be sure to check out the Weeks 30 and 31 recap — it’s double the reading goodness!
Upcoming Optional Themes
- Week 33 (August 13-19) – Defective, Dependent, & Delinquent
- Week 34 (August 20-26) – Non-Population
- Week 35 (August 27 – September 2) – School Days
Look for the September themes early next week!
Nancy Elizabeth FRAZIER SHIFLETT
Thank you Amy for the mention! 32 was a fun theme.
52 Ancestors: #32 Johann GORGES and Anna Maria BOTZ – 2 of 32
by Cathy Meder-Dempsey at Opening Doors in Brick Walls
I know very little about Jennie Thompson, but here’s what I do know:
Mary BIRD nee KELLAM was by 3rd great grandmother.
Nellie Holland – no. 48: (week 32) – a beautiful woman whose life was cut short
SMITH–Abigail Smith, one of my 3rd great grandmothers. She is a good example of how difficult it is to get information about women, particularly in that era.
I have been working on blogging about my multiple great-grandparents, so this theme works well (and I will continue using it for the weeks when the optional themes don’t apply).
Mary Ann BOWMAN of Kentucky
I wrote about 32 questions I would wish to ask my ancestors.
I enjoyed reading all 32 of your questions with just enough context to understand why you would want to know the answer. Whatever were those parents thinking naming all their girls Mary? I wonder if they called them all by their second names or if it was always Mary-
__? Sorry this message isn’t written longhand but I’ve actually tossed out my fountain pen!
When my 3rd great grandfather Anders Svenson left Sweden for America, his well-documented trail of records came to an end.
This is my 3rd great-grandfather, Cornelius GRAVES – who had a famous/infamous father Stephen GRAVES, a [gasp] Tory… but I digress. Cornelius GRAVES, 1783-1828.
I managed to get 27 of the 32….
Highlighting my 3rd great grandparents Heinrich & Matilda (Mangelman) Kukes and why I don’t have 32 grandparents in that generation.
HENSON, William H “Billy” was by 3rd great grandfather who migrated west from North Carolina to Kentucky, ending up in Washington County Arkansas.
My 3rd great grandmother, Jeanette Ann Hinckley lived in 4 states and all but one child died before her.
I chose an ancestor that I had always wanted to know more about. As I researched, I learned that any evidence linking her to my family was circumstantial.
Since this week marks 70 years since Japan surrendered and WW 2 ended I chose to write about how V-J day affected my mom’s family since she had 2 brothers serve in WW 2.
AUSSEM – Week 32 “32”: Anna Maria Aussem
My 3rd-great-grandmother from Kendenich, Hürth, Rhein-Erft, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Thank you for mentioning my blog entry this week. I did a little editing today and changed the last item on my list after realizing that Anna Odilia Greiner is part of my direct maternal line!
“Anna Odilia Greiner – Thirty-Two Things I Know about Her” http://wp.me/p4ioO6-gg
On of my 3rd great-grandparents Pieter Francis DeValkeneer
von HOLTUM, Rebecca, mother of 32 children
STUCKY and PAEFFLE
Three sisters with one man. What a tangled web. Since I’ve just started on my husband’s line, I had not gotten as far as a 3rd grandparent. After I wrote this post, I suddenly fell upon the 3rd great-grandparents through the line of the mother of these three sisters. It is so rare that you can trace women more quickly than men, that I will have to write about it later.
Meanwhile, the rather unusual relationships in this staid Swiss family:
P.S., once again I got the wrong number (33) in the url, but the title is correct: “52 Ancestors #32 Three Sisters: The Stucky-Pfaeffli Connection” SIGH!
I wrote about one of my 32 3rd Great Grandparents, my grandfather’s great grandfather, Anders Niclasson Almquist. I don’t know that much about him but my sister did find where he was from in Sweden last year!
Shows how much attention I pay – I only just got the link to week 32 and writing about one of our 32 g-g-g-grandparents. This week I wrote about
MCLUCKIE, John – a Sawyer from Stirlingshire Scotland
I wrote BRIEFLY about each of my 32 great great great grandparents. What struck me when I put all of it together was how different the two halves of my tree are. Much known about Dad’s side; hardly anything about Mom’s.
The Great Great Greats
MEISBERGER – 52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #32 Margaret Bettinger Meisberger (1807 – 1879) by Eileen Souza at Old Bones Genealogy
Margarethe Bettinger is one of my maternal 3rd great-grandmothers…
CARTER, Elias Mellen – I wrote about my grandfather’s farm as seen through the agricultural census. Later I realized that using the non-population census schedules is an upcoming theme so I’ll do a post about an ancestor from my mother’s side for that theme. http://mymaineancestry.blogspot.com/2015/08/maine-farming-in-1860-52-ancestors-32.html
HARROLD – Mary Harrold (c 1750-1826), Fly Me Back to Sweet Old Ireland
We don’t know her maiden name, but we know where she wanted to go when she died…
I wrote about my paternal 3x great-grandfather (who happens to be no. 32 in my ancestor list) and his many children.
#32 – Pierre Janvry dit Belair, Father of 25 Children
LANGLEY, Jane One of my 32’s and a work in progress.
Martin Abraham Tullos, my husband’s 3rd great -grandfather. He served in the Confederate Army, but no trace from him after 1863.
I didn’t follow the prompt this week and continued on with my Devaughn family line. I wrote about William Henry Devaughn who was my 1st cousin 3x removed. He was born in Morehead City but later settled in Philadelphia. http://www.howdidigetheremyamazinggenealogyjourney.com/2015/08/52-ancestors-2015-edition-32-william.html
I love the book about occupations that you found!
This was hard, but I found Edgar the Peaceful, King of England, is a 32nd great-grandfather. He was a king, then became a Catholic saint.
BYRD – For this week, I focused on my 3rd Great Grandfather, John Ira Byrd, a Pioneer of Hopkins County, TX. My Pinterest Board address here: