It’s officially Fall! Believe me, I was more than ready for Summer to be over.
The optional theme for Week 38 was “Favorite Place.” Did you talk about a favorite family place or a favorite place you like to research? (Or maybe a favorite place to actually go research in!)
I didn’t write a 52 Ancestors post this past week, but I did write “6 Ways to Have a Better Library Visit” and “Exploring the Hidden Features of Ancestry’s New Image Viewer.”
Who did you write about this week? Leave a link to your post in the comments below. Also, enjoy the beautiful fall weather by curling up with your laptop and reading the posts from Week 37.
Upcoming Optional Themes
- Week 39 (September 24-30) – Unusual
October themes are coming – I promise!
LINDLOHR, Anna Sibylle
Week 38 “Favorite Place”: Anna Sibylle Lindlohr from Erpel, Germany
I wrote about my 3rd-great-grandmother Sibylle Lindlohr and her hometown of Erpel, Germany. I visited Erpel early this year. It is such a beautiful little community..
Stukely Westcott, one of the original settlers in Providence, RI, is the focus of my story this week. His numerous descendants seem to be everywhere in all sorts of places. If you are one of them, I hope you will leave a comment!
MERCER – Edward Mercer (c1704-1763), Hard-Drinking Quaker
It’s exciting. In a few days, I’ll be visiting where Edward Mercer lived in Frederick County, VA!!!
Thanks for sharing; I found a reference to my 7th-great-grandfather Edward Lucas in your post!
I did not focus on an ancestor this week. I couldn’t even pick ONE favorite place to research…so I picked several! 1.) Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland from whence my rascal Border Reiver ancestors hailed, the stories and history they left behind have been overshadowed by the “Romance of the Highlands” but such a RICH history it is! 2.) Scotland in general – Researching my Scottish ancestors as well the wonderful and turbulent history of the country makes me proud to have roots there. 3.) Ulster Province in Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland – have many Ulster Scot ancestors from there, VERY interesting history to be found there as well! 4.) Kansas/Missouri Border, Missouri in general – Paternal GF’s people, both sides of his family, settled there – the Border Wars and the Civil War era of the area absolutely fascinate me; how did my ancestors ever get through it all? 5.) Texas – My home state and the “endpoint” of westward travel for many of my ancestors – from the time it was still a part of Mexico until both of my grandfathers ventured here and beyond. 6.) “The South” – where most of my ancestors settled, I love to follow their trails as my ancestors, their children, grandchildren, etc. made their way ever westward. (I stopped here in my list, but really, I could name several more…)
My Pinterest Board address here:
TSCHANTZ, AMSTUTZ, BADERTSCHER, BAUMGARTNER–they’re all there.
Why did the Sonnenberg-Kidron area of Wayne County, Ohio, become the favorite place of Swiss Mennonnite immigrants? As I look at the history of my husband’s family, I discover a land map with so many of his ancestors names on it! Lots of maps and photos here.
I improvised quite a bit and wrote about my favorite types of blog posts to write instead of favorite place as that varies depending on which branch of the tree I am working. My brother, who is a WWII historian, and I have developed a fun partnership that enables him to provide the context of what was happening in the war in what we’ve taken to calling a set-up post and I write about the specific experiences of our ancestor. So in a way, I guess, this post is about my “baby” brother, John E. Jennings.
For Week 38, I loved the chance to look again at my Favourite Place – The Front Porch. Here are a few photos of family members (with me, of course!) on Front Porches:
Celia, I like your use of the theme – and the photos across the years are great
Without a doubt, in 2015, my favorite place has been the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg as this year’s research and writing has been dedicated to families from this county! I narrowed it down to the town my husband spent most of his childhood summers.
52 Ancestors: #38 Favorite Place: Moestroff, Home of the PEFFER-GRASSER Family
by Cathy Meder-Dempsey at Opening Doors in Brick Walls
I wrote about a strange coincidence that connects me now with the inquisitive child I once was – and how I was, apparently, ‘predestined’ to be a genealogist.
DEDHAM, MA. is one of my favorite places to research. I like to find out about the places my ancestors lived and they lived in Dedham for a long time.
My favorite area to research has been my Luxembourg relatives. So much information to find. I discovered that 3 generations in a row, my great grandmothers were widows with very young children to raise. One of them gave birth 2 months after her husband died.
I wrote about the short life of little Clarence Franklin Snipes
I wrote about my great-grandmother, Marguerite LYSLE HUNTER (1876-1967) who spent her life in Pittsburgh, PA. Quite a full branch of my maternal grandmother’s family was in Pittsburgh for generations.
I also shared several photographs I have of Marguerite:
I wrote about my 3X great grandfather, Giuseppe Tinetti , I visited his birth place and the place he moved last year and they are among my favorite places!
My favourite place to research is the Moonee Valley area of Melbourne where many of my paternal ancestors lived.
The place I chose this week was Millers Point, Sydney, Australia – where my family lived when they first arrived in Australia in the 1950s
I could not choose a favorite place so instead I did a brief recap of some of my favorite places.
But isn’t it always that next location your going to visit that will give you just that information you are looking for that we be your favorite?
BACON, Michael – one of my favorite stories because he got in trouble for stealing pigs. http://mymaineancestry.blogspot.com/2012/04/pigs-bacon-you-cant-make-this-stuff-up.html
The place: Prince Edward Island, Canada – village of St Eleanors, Lot 17, Prince County
The ancestor: Thomas Compton COMPTON, my 3x great grandfather who emigrated from Hampshire England with his father in 1803 while in his teens, and left his mark on the island with his land management, his public service and his family of 12 children.
One of my new favorite places to research is Belgium. So, this week is one of my Belgian ancestors Maria Josepha Pairoux
Catching up to the weekly posts here are my links:
EVERETT – Most of the descendants of John Everett and Sarah Fagan have lived, and continue to live, in southern states, especially North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama,and Texas. These are their favorite places.
My favorite place that I’ve researched would be Riverdale, NC. Here’s the link to my post: http://www.howdidigetheremyamazinggenealogyjourney.com/2015/10/52-ancestors-2015-edition-38-riverdale.html
One of the favorite places I’ve researched is Rochester NY. Here’s my link to Sophia Wombwell, born and died in Rochester: http://wp.me/p5z5tj-72