The first week of doing the weekly recap via the comments seemed to have worked! Thanks, everyone, for being flexible in this new way of doing it.
Be sure to take a look at the Week 28 recap and see all of the great posts listed there!
By the way, when you leave a link to your 52 Ancestors post, leave the URL for that specific post, rather than to your blog. For example, for my post about John McClelland, I would use the URL http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/posts/retaliation-ohio-frontier-john-mcclelland/ rather than just http://www.nostorytoosmall.com. This is important because when people click through to read that specific post, they want to go right to it. If you’ve posted several things since then, it may not be at or near the top of your blog’s front page. Just something to think about.
Anyway, on with the recap! Leave your a comment with a link to your most recent 52 Ancestors post below.
Here it is — the first of the new way of doing the weekly recap. (Well, not totally new, as this is the way we did it in early June.) Due to the length of time it takes to put together the recap (several hours each week), I can’t put it together like I’ve done in the past and had to make a change. Hopefully this new way will work for everyone.
(No, there was no recap for Week 27.)
If you’re participating in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge, please leave a link to your post from the last week in the comments below. I suggest you put the name of your ancestor in ALL CAPS to make it easier for others to scan through.
In case you’re wondering, yes, I realize that I’m still behind in posting my own ancestors! It might take me a couple of weeks, but I will get caught up.
And with that, let the posting begin
As you might know, I’ve been contemplating some changes with the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. Specifically, what to do about the weekly recap. It takes several hours each week to compile and, though I enjoy doing it, I simply don’t have the time that I can devote to that.
Instead of me compiling the weekly recap, I’m going to do like I did while I was away in early June. I will publish a post each Wednesday morning and everyone can leave links to their 52 Ancestors posts in the comments.
Two suggestions when you leave a link:
- Put the surname in ALL CAPS to make it easier for people to scan through the comments. (You want to make it easy for cousins to find you!)
- If you have more than one post in a week, leave each link as a separate comment. My spam filter tends to put things with multiple links into the spam folder.
Thank you for understanding the need for this change. And keep writing! That’s what this is all about!
I need to decide which way to go with this…
I was hoping that I wouldn’t have to write this post. I was hoping that I was imagining things, but I know that I’m not.
You might have noticed two things here on No Story Too Small. First, I haven’t been posting anything except the weekly 52 Ancestors recap. (And in the last several weeks that I was posting something other than the recap, the only topic was my ancestor for that week.) Second, I’ve been routinely “late” with posting that recap. My self-imposed goal of posting it on Wednesday morning slipped into Wednesday evening and then Thursday… Well, here it is Thursday night and, to be honest, I haven’t even started the recap.
I hate the idea of not doing the weekly recap. A lot of you have told me that you look forward to it every week and that you enjoy reading all of the stories that people post. I do, too! Several of you have even made connections with cousins you didn’t know you had before. (Me, too!)
But I also know that the recap takes several hours each week. I have a full-time job and several volunteer projects that I have obligations to. I have enjoyed putting together the first 26 recaps (well, 24 if you don’t count the two weeks I was on vacation and had people leave links in the comments). But as much as I’ve enjoyed it, it has absolutely consumed my available blogging time.
I hate the decision that I think I’m going to have to make.
I’m posting this not to elicit sympathy, but to be honest with all of you — my readers and the contributors to the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge — and to let you know that there may not be any more weekly recaps as they have been.
Week 26. You know what that means — We’re halfway there!!
I had another crazy week of travel. I was home for six days before I had to head to Las Vegas for the American Library Association’s annual conference and then to San Francisco for a couple of days in the office. I almost opted not to post a recap again this week, but it’s the halfway point of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks — how could I miss this recap?!
Though I didn’t miss the recap, I did miss posting my own ancestor… again. (sigh) I’m not setting a very good example.
Wishing everyone in the U.S. a very happy 4th of July! And here’s to the next 26 weeks of ancestors! May they be as full of discovery as the last 26!
- ACKERMANN – “Barbara Ackermann – A Clue From a Postcard” by Cheryl Biermann Hartley on My Search for the Past
- ALLEN – “Peter B. Allen” by Kay on Relative Storyboards
- ATKINSON – “Pennsylvania Death Certificates on Ancestry.com for My Paternal Great-Grandfathers” (George Andrew Atkinson and Charles Edgar Fife) by Cherie Atkinson Clark on Still Digging for Roots
- BASSETT – “Why Did William Bassett Leave Keene?” by Vera Marie Badertscher on Ancestors in Aprons
- BATCHELDER – “The Original Bachelor?” (Nathaniel Batchelder) by Pam Carter on My Maine Ancestry
- BEAMAN – “John Beaman” by Bill West on West in New England
- BIANCHI – “Josephine Bianchi Bridy” by Eileen A. Souza on Old Bones Genealogy
- BIERMANN – “John Joseph Biermann – Born on the 4th of July (Almost)” by Cheryl Biermann Hartley on My Search for the Past
- BLAIN – “Alam and Catharine (Read) Blain” by Candy Ditkowski on Heritage, Inheritance, & Legacy
- BLANDFORD – “Patience Blandford” by Janet Iles on Janet the Researcher
- BLORE – “How Many Williams Do You Need to Prove a Point?” (William Blore) by Simon on The Branches of My Tree
- BOWEN – “Donald Eugene Bowen II” by Carol on Reflections From the Fence
- BRAMLETT – “Reuben Bramlett of Illinois” by Niki Davis on Rooted in Foods
- BRODERICK – “Detective Leo William Broderick” by Cindi on My Moynahan Genealogy Blog
- BROWN – “Catherina Brown” by Janet Iles on Janet the Researcher
- BRUCE – “Robert Bruce I, King” by Kessara on Of Loons and Lady Slippers
- BRYAN – “Alcinda Alexander Bryan Hodges: Member of the RLDS Church” by Cathy Sowders Fern on Remember Me – Heritage From the Past
- BRYAN – “Hugh McCloud Bryan – A General’s Namesake” by A.R. Dotson on The Genearchaeologist’s Field Notebook
- BRYAN – “Will the Real John Bryan Step Forward…” by Jeanne Bryan Insalaco on 52 Week Ancestor Challenge
- BUDNY – “Feliks Budny” on Trace Your Genealogy
- BUSTER – “James Jarman Buster” by Terri on Genealogy Junkie – All Roads Lead to Arkansas
- CAMPION – “Elizabeth Campion 1833-1899 Canada” by Celia Lewis on Twigs and Trees
- CELMIŅŠ – “Dāvis Celmiņš” on Discovering Latvian Roots
- CHRISTIE – “Alexander Christie” by Jillian Glover on My Ain Folk
- CLONCH – “William Clonch abt. 1807-1863” by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls
- COMER – “Christopher Comer & Family” by Candy Ditkowski on Heritage, Inheritance, & Legacy
- COUVENT – “Anne Couvent, Not Convent” by Yvonne Demoskoff on Yvonne’s Genealogy Blog
- DAVIS – “Charles Davis” by Donna Brown on DonnaB’s Weblog
- DAY – “Clyde Walter Day and Mamie McAninch Day” by cosmokids on Our Family Tree Tales
- DE BONNEVIE – “Jacques ‘dit Beaumont’ de Bonnevie, Acadian From Paris” by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained
- DINGLE – “Edward Carter Dingle – He Went Into the Family Business” by MaeveM on From My Material Stash
- DOTY – “Albert Doty and the Girl Next Door” by Barbara DiMunno on Barb’s Family Stories
- DUCKWORTH – “Felix Leroy Duckworth” by Laura Johnston on Getting Started in Genealogy
- FARKAS – “Bachelor Brothers Julius and Peter Farkas in WWI” by Marian Burk Wood on Climbing My Family Tree
- FISHER – “Rebecca Annabel Fisher, ‘Aunt Annie’” by Brenna G. on Green Family Archives
- FLORES – “Jose Manuel Marcelino Flores descended from Spanish explorers” by Judy Everett Ramos on Fort Worth Genealogy Examiner
- FOLEY – “Gertrude Ellen (or Ellen Gertrude) O’Neill (nee Foley) 1898-1962” by Ian Hadden on Ian Hadden’s Family History
- FROMAN – “The Forgotten Son: Adam Froman” by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me
- FROST – “Part 2 of ‘Where Are the Søren’s?’ The Search for My Great Grandmother’s Twin, Søren Peter Thomsen Frost (1883-?)” by famfinder4 on The Stories Found Among the Leaves
- GATES – “Abigail (Gates) Seaver (1797-1867)” by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings
- GERSBACHER – “John Gersbacher, ‘Street Angel, House Devil’” by Beth Gatlin on So Many Ancestors
- GILBERT – “Martha Gilbert” by Catherine Pendleton on The Pendleton Genealogy Post
- GLOVER – “James E. Glover, Customs Man AKA Grandad” by Lynne Black on starryblackness
- GOODBODY – “Rose Maria Goodbody (5 January 1855 – 1921)” by belleek on Rosneath
- GRAHAM – “Denis Graham, a Link to the Past” by Tim Graham on Photo Restorations by Tim G.
- GRANT – “Sir Duncan le Grant, 1st Laird of Freuchie” by Ray Nichols on Questions and Ancestors
- GUNTHER – “Geraldine Gunther Parry” by Eileen A. Souza on Old Bones Genealogy
- HAINS – “A Beginner’s Blunder” (John Hains) on Passage to the Past’s Blog
- HAIRSTON – “Vinson Hairston” by Diana on Moments in Time
- HAYWOOD – “Elijah C. Haywood” by Carla Wallain Davis on My Genealogical Journey
- HERMANS – “More from Jessie Hermans Watson” by Brad on Montanatude
- HOCKER – “Mary Ann Hocker (1834-1903)” by Kris Hocker on /genealogy
- HOSKINS – “Mary Rowena Hoskins” by Kay on Relative Storyboards
- HUMPHREYS – “Elizabeth Humphreys (abt 1820-1886)” by Jen Smart on Jen’s Genealogy Pages
- HUNTING – “John Hunting” by Bill West on West in New England
- JAQUEZ – “Alejandrino J. Jaquez” on The Ancestry Angel
- JAMIESON – “William Duncan Jamieson” by Sharon Simms on 52 Ancestors – 52 Weeks
- KEEN – “Mary Anna Keen Weber: A Life Lived in Large Families” by Nancy Niehaus Hurley on Indiana Ties
- KERR – “Because the ‘Joe Kerr’ Was His Cousin” by Elizabeth Richards on Scrapping My Family History
- KERR – “Margaret Kerr McBride, Strength Defined” by Sally Knudsen on SallySearches
- KINNICK – “Walter Watson and Mary Estelle (Simmons) Kinnick” by Dr. Bill Smith on Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories
- KIRKPATRICK – “John Kirkpatrick” by The Down East Genealogist on Pine Trees and Pedigrees
- KRING – “Charles and Paul Arthur Kring of Fort Scott Kansas” by Paul on Ups and Downs of Family History
- LEBAS – “Abraham Lebas” by Marine S. on Dans les branches [in French]
- LIGHTHILL – “Mr. (and Mrs.?) Thomas Lighthill” by Candy Ditkowski on Heritage, Inheritance, & Legacy
- LINNABARY – “Henry Linnabary” by Candy Ditkowski on Heritage, Inheritance, & Legacy
- LINVILLE – “Robert Lee Linville” by Ray Nichols on Questions and Ancestors
- LOGUE – “Daniel A. Logue – Living Here in Allentown” by Patricia Rohn on Shaking the Tree
- LOWE – “Henry Lowe” by Marcy Belles on My Family & Memories
- LUCEY – “James Lucey and Cocheco Bottling Works” by Dave Lucey on The eLuceydator
- MARA – “WWI and PFC William James Mara” by Colleen Greene on Colleen & Jeff’s Roots
- MEGQUIER – “Arvilla Megquier McIntire (1875-1945)” by Pam Schaffner on Digging Down East
- MILLS – “Hung as a Tory – Colonel Ambrose Mills 1722-1780” by Beverly McGowan Norman on Roots, Branches and a Few Nuts
- MOORE – “Emily Moore Letters from the 1800s” by Barbara Murphy on My Family’s Branches and Twigs
- MORRIS – “Eleanor Nelly Morris Mills 1739-1833” by Beverly McGowan Norman on Roots, Branches, and a Few Nuts
- MOYNAHAN – “Kent County (Ontario) Moynahan Ancestors” by Cindi on My Mounahan Genealogy Blog
- MUIR – “Not Likely to Become an Efficient Soldier” (James Muir) by Schalene Dagutis
- NELEN – “John Nelen” by Jessica Carlson on Carlson and Carrico Family History
- NORTH – “Fredrick Harrison North and Emma Olga Hroch” by cosmokids on Our Family Tree Tales
- O’DONNELL – “Henry O’Donnell – Died on the 4th of July (Heat Exhaustion)” by Cheryl Biermann Hartley on My Search for the Past
- PACE – “My Husband’s Mother Fixed Her Husband Up With Her Best Friend” (Betty Pace Greene) by Colleen Greene on Colleen & Jeff’s Roots
- PALMER – “Doris Jennie Palmer Norton – Happy (Belated) Birthday!” by J.E. Brooks on Brooks/Norton Beginnings
- PARRISH – “John Parrish” by Candy Ditkowski on Heritage, Inheritance, & Legacy
- PATE – “Moses Eddie Pate” by Minnie Becton on How Did I Get Here” From African to North Carolina
- PETHERICK – “Thomas Petherick (1823-1907)” by Kirsty Gray on Family Wise Ltd.
- PILLSBURY – “Susan A. Pillsbury Bergadeen, Long-time Mitchell County, Iowa Resident” by Denise Hibsch Richmond on Denise Digs Roots
- PITRE – “Hilaire Pitre (1817/8 – 1902) Farmer, Carpenter and Store Merchant” by Linda Albert on My Acadian Roots
- PREVITTE – “Sarah Jane Previtte McCall” by Charlie Purvis on Carolina Family Roots
- RANDOLPH – “Peyton Randolph, Marked for Death by the British for His Role in the Continental Congress” by Helen Holshouser on Heart of a Southern Woman
- SCHNEIDER – “Gladys Schneider” by Caroll on Trace Your Genealogy
- SHIFLETT – “Burton Shiflett” by Wendy on Jollett Etc.
- SHRIVER – “Mariah (Maria) Shriver” by Cindy Freed on Genealogy Circle
- SKINNER – “The End of the mtDNA Line” (Susan (Skinner) Warner) by Brian Zalewski on Zalewski Family Genealogy
- SMITH – “Margaret Smith” by Karen Acker on Karen’s Kin
- SOUTHWICK – “Lawrence & Cassandra (Burnell) Southwick” by Candy Ditkowski on Heritage, Inheritance, & Legacy
- SPURLOCK – “Mary Polly Spurlock, Born with the Century” by Colleen G. Brown Pasquale on Leaves & Branches
- STARRETT – “William Starrett, Ulster Scots-Irish Immigrant” by The Down East Genealogist on Pine Trees and Pedigrees
- STEPHAN – “Georgie Porgie Pudding & Pie…” (George Edward Stephan) by Penny Stephan on A Branch Too Far
- STONE – “Mourning Stone Mills” by Beverly McGowan Norman on Roots, Branches, and a Few Nuts
- TEAGUE – “Mary Olive Teague Reese Severs (1871 IN – 1906 KS)” by Karen on Karen’s Genealogy Oasis
- THRASHER – “David and Phoebe (Prescott) Thrasher” by Candy Ditkowski on Heritage, Inheritance, & Legacy
- THRESHER/THRASHER – “Henry Thresher/Thrasher” by Candy Ditkowski on Heritage, Inheritance, & Legacy
- TILTON – “Charles and Elizabeth (Tyson) Tilton & Family – Memories of the 1930s and 1940s by Guest Blogger-daughter” by Ann Tilton Higgins on Past Remains
- TYLER – “Emma Tyler, My Welsh Great-Grandmother” by Kathy Nemaric on KJN Genealogy
- WALTERS – “Florence Eugene Walters” by Nellie on Nellie’s Basket
- WALTON – “John Parker Hale Walter, My 2nd Great Uncle” by Larry L. Sanburg on larrysgroup
- WARD – “Herbert Ward, WW1 Hero” by Hilary on Looking Back
- WATSON – “Sweets for the Sweet – Horace and Delia (Spaulding) Watson” by Brad on Montanatude
- WEAVER – “Solomon Weaver” on Shaking the Tree
- WEBSTER – “Frank Summers Webster, Brother of ‘The Traveling Dentist’” by Jana Last on Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog
- WHITNEY – “Samuel David Whitney… Yes, Another Samuel Whitney” by Andrea Kelleher on How Did I Get Here?
- WILLIAMS – “Charlotte (Williams) Fee (abt 1825-1876)” by Jen Smart on Jen’s Genealogy Pages
- WITTMÜß – “Wilhelm Johann Karl Wittmüß” by Karen on Vorfahrensucher [in German]
- WOODARD – “Hannah Woodard Rosser” by Judi Carroll-Thompson on Journey of a Family Historian
- YOUNGERS – “Emma/Emily (Youngers) Dickes” by Tina Marie Chase on Random
- name withheld – “My Dad – Happy Father’s Day!” by mvillhauer on Branching Out: My Family Tree
I’m back! Thank you to everyone who posted their posts in the comments the last two weeks. I appreciate it. There was no way I could have done the recaps while I was gone.
This recap covers June 18-24.
Cathy Meder-Dempsey shared the story of Rachel Proffitt, a War of 1812 widow who struggled to receive her pension. Jackie Holloway told the tragic story of Henderson Crutchfield. Schalene Dagutis revealed that her ancestor who marriage happy. Speaking of being “marriage happy,” Colleen Greene’s great grandmother might have been a bigamist.
My two posts while I was away didn’t publish. (It might have had something to do with me not schedule it…) My #23 and #24 were Isaac and Margaret (Morrison) McKitrick. I have #25 (which should be this week’s) almost ready, but have not had a chance to put it together. Geez, now I’m behind in my own Challenge…
- AADESTRUP = “Part 1 of ‘Where Are the Søren’s’: Søren Pedersen Aardestrup (1866-?)” by famfinder4 on The Stories Found Among the Leaves
- ALEXANDER – “Margaret Alexander” by Jillian Glover on My Ain Folk
- AUFRAY – “Louis Aufray, Capitaine de navire” by Marine on Dans les branches [in French]
- BAILEY – “Missing Bailey” by Judi Carroll-Thompson on Journey of a Family Historian
- BANKSTON – “Bad Girls” (Priscilla (Bankston) Mathews and Sarah (Pierson) Hixson) by Myra Vanderpool Gormley on Shaking Family Trees
- BARCLAY – “Barclay – Congdon – Saunderson – Newdale & Souris, Manitoba, Canada, 1910” by M. Diane Rogers on Newdale, Manitoba, Canada – Genealogy
- BARNWELL – “Accourtrements of Catherine Barnwell (Higgins) – Grandmother” by Charity Johnson on Past Remains
- BAYNHAM – “Maria Jane Baynham (1865-1943)” by Kirsty Gray on Family Wise LTD
- BELAIR – “Update to Julie Belair” by Yvonne Demoskoff on Yvonne’s Genealogy Blog
- BELKNAP – “Donald Francis Belknap” by Jacqueline Foster on My Journey Back
- BRADLEY – “John M. Bradley” on Relative Storyboards
- BRAY – “Etienne Bray” by Yvonne Demoskoff on Yvonne’s Genealogy Blog
- BROWN – “Edward S. Brown in GA & MS” by Colleen G. Brown Pasquale on Leaves & Branches
- BRYAN – “Redic Eli Bryan, My Grandfather” by Diana on Moments in Time
- CHURCHILL – “Robert Henry Bird Churchill” by Karen Acker on Karen’s Kin
- CHURCHILL – “William Bird Churchill” by Karen Acker on Karen’s Kin
- CRISPEN – “Why Did Clark Earl Crispen Read Humor Magazines?” by Elizabeth Richards on Scrapping My Family History
- CRUTCHFIELD – “Henderson Crutchfield” by Jackie Holloway on Voices of Yesterday
- DAMISE – “A Kings Daughter (Claude Damise)” by Carla Wallain Davis on My Genealogical Journey
- DAVIS – “Morris Davis” by Donna Brown on DonnaB’s Weblog
- DAVIS – “Nettie Davis, Wherefore Art Thou?” by Niki Davis on Rooted in Foods
- DAVIS – “Sarah Ann Davis” by Charlie Purvis on Carolina Family Roots
- DEVON – “Robert Devon IV” by Karen Acker on Karen’s Kin
- DEXHEIMER – “New Discovery – Dexheimer Surname” by Dave Lucey on The eLuceydator
- FANNIN – “Eliza Jane Fannin (1861-1882)” by D. Taylor on D. Taylor’s Genealogy
- FLANAGAN – “In Search of My Flanagan Family’s Post WWII Tin Can Alley Home” by Colleen Greene on Collen & Jeff’s Roots
- FLORES – “Juan Francisco Sánchez Flores (1855-1916)” by Luis Rivera on Genealogy Under Construction
- FRANTZ – “Anna (Frantz) Hocker (1827-1918)” by Kris Hocker on /genealogy
- FROMAN – “Catherine Froman Turner” by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me
- GATLIN – “William D. Gatlin, Convicted Felon” by Beth Gatlin on So Many Ancestors!
- GLOVER – “Henry Alfred Glover, Docker and Amateur Vet” by Lynne Black on starryblackness
- GOODLOE – “John Emerson Goodloe” by Linda McCauley on Documenting the Details
- GOSSELIN – “Jacques Gosselin, implexe ou complexe?” by Marine S. on Dans les branches [in French]
- GOSSELIN – “Rachel Gosselin” by Marine S. on Dans les branches [in French]
- GRAHAM – “Margaret O’Neill (nee Graham) (1854-1937)” by Ian Hadden on Ian Hadden’s Family History
- GROSSMICK – “John Grossmick” by Arlene Baker on Moore Views From the Family Tree
- HAYES – “Elsie Charlotte Hayes, My Only High School Graduate Grandparent” by Colleen Greene on Colleen & Jeff’s Roots
- HENRY – “James Henry” by Sharon Simms on 52 Ancestors – 52 Weeks
- HODGES – “Oral Marie Hodges” by Jessica Carlson on Carlson and Carrico Family History
- HURT – “Isabella Hurt” by Catherine Pendleton on The Pendleton Genealogy Post
- HUTSON – “William E. Hutson, Farm Hand and Thresherman” by Denise Hibsch Richmond on Denise Digs Roots
- IVERSON – “Grandpa Arthur As a Child” (Arthur Harry Iverson) by Jana Last on Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog
- KENNEDY – “My Long Lost Great Grandmother Sarah Kennedy, Possibly a Bigamist” by Colleen Greene on Colleen & Jeff’s Roots
- KERR – “The Next Robert Kerr” by Sally Knudsen on SallySearches
- LANGHORNE – “Present at the Birth of Our Country, William Langhorne, 1721-1797” by Helen Holshouser on Heart of a Southern Woman
- LASHBROOK – “Sheridan Lashbrook” by Carol on Reflections From the Fence
- LAWRENCE – “Rhoda Ellen Lawrence Hancock” by Ray Nichols on Questions and Ancestors
- LEIGHTON – “Cynthia Ellen Leighton (1847-1847)” by Pam Schaffner on Digging Down East
- LĪCĪTIS – “Brencis Līcītis” on Discovering Latvian Roots
- MAIRAT – “Donat Mairat” by Laura Johnston on Getting Started in Genealogy
- MAZEROLLE – “Joseph Cyrille Mazerolle (1893-1918)” by Linda Albert on My Acadian Roots
- McKITRICK – “Isaac and Margaret (Morrison) McKitrick” by Amy Johnson Crow on No Story Too Small
- MILES – “Robert P. Miles – Georgia to Alabama” by Aymee Lubinski on My Ancestor’s Leaves
- MILLER – “John and Rebecca Miller” by Dr. Bill Smith on Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories
- MORACK – “Marriage Happy!” (Elizabeth (Morack) Semple Robertson Furlong Vann Pierce) by Schalene Dagutis on Tangled Roots and Trees
- MORGAN – “The Mysteries of ’49er Jesse Morgan” by P.W. Kaser on Ancestors in Aprons
- MOYNAHAN – “John Moynahan: Labour Leader” by Cindi on My Moynahan Genealogy Blog
- MUSGROVE – “Bobby Musgrove (1922-1944)” by Simon on The Branches of My Tree
- NANTZ – “William Albert Nantz” by Cindy Freed on Genealogy Circle
- NIPPS – “The Nipps Sons of Lucinda Coker” by Carla Wallain Davis on My Genealogical Journey
- PARDUE – “Martha Pardue” by Barbara Murphy on My Family’s Branches and Twigs
- PARTRIDGE – “The Partridge Family: Lady Jane Partridge” by Ray Nichols on Questions and Ancestors
- PATTERSON – “Sarah Patterson” by Gail Pullyblank on Family History Etc.
- PETERS – “Update: Jordan N. Peters 1796-1890 – War of 1812 Pensioner” by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls
- PHLUGHAUPT – “Andreas Hans August Pflughaupt” by Marcy Belles on My Family & Memories
- PILLSBURY – “Charles Ward Pillsbury, Mid-West Farmer” by Denise Hibsch Richmond on Denise Digs Roots
- POISSOT – “Mammes Poissot, Royal Notary at Strasbourg” by A.R. Dotson on The Genearchaeologist’s Field Notebook
- POWELL – “Elizabeth Powell 1630-1664” by Celia Lewis on Twigs and Trees
- PROFFITT – “Rachel Proffitt 1817-1899, Widow of War of 1812 Pensioner” by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls
- PUTNAM – “Blanche A. Putnam” on Putnam Sisters
- RADZINA – “Marija Radzina” on Discovering Latvian Roots
- RAMIREZ – “Maria Anastacia Ramirez was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother” by Judy Everett Ramos on Fort Worth Genealogy Examiner
- RATHKE – “Herman Rathke” by Brian Zalewski on Zalewski Family Genealogy
- RICHARDS – “Gertrude Richards — Who Are These People?” by Mary on Ancestors I Wish I Knew
- RICHES – “George Riches – He Traveled to the Americas to Find His Fortune” by MaeveM on From My Material Stash
- RITTER – “Wilhelm Henrich Ritter: Indentured Servant” by Cathy Sowders Fern
- ROBERTS – “Probate of David Roberts of Llwynysgolog, Llanfairfechan, Wales” on Passage to the Past’s Blog
- ROBERTS – “Jane Catherine Roberts of Llanfairfechan” on Passage to the Past’s Blog
- ROSSMANN – “Juliana Rossmann” by Joanne Clyde on Do You Know the Muffin Man?
- SEAVER – “Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)” by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings
- SHIFLETT – “Jefferson Shiflett” by Wendy on Jollett Etc.
- SHUMAKE – “Sarah Shumake Denton” by Terri on Genealogy Junkie – All Roads Lead to Arkansas
- SIEBEL – “August Siebel wird entlassen” by Karen on Vorfahrensucher [in German] (NOTE: This post mentions Iowa and Ohio)
- SILVER – “Susannah Silver” by Catherine Pendleton on The Pendleton Genealogy Post
- THURMAN – “Frances Thurman (abt 1896 KY to aft 1850)” by Karen on Karen’s Genealogy Oasis
- VANDERPOOL – “Disappearing Act” (John Vanderpool, 1794-ca1840) by Myra Vanderpool Gormley on Shaking Family Trees
- WANNER – “John Wanner” by Diana Ritchie on Random Relatives
- WILLEY – “Romance in Real Life – Jennie Sophia Willey and John Wesley Hannah” by Mary on Ancestors I Wish I Knew
- WOMERSLEY – “It’s Never Too Late” (Ada Womersley 1856-1943) by Hilary on Looking Back
- WRIGHT – “Charles Wright” by Gail Pullyblank on Family History Etc.
- YATES – “Religion in School & Spanking Other People’s Kids” (William Yates) by Pam Carter on My Maine Ancestry
- name withheld – “Mom, Keeper of Grandma’s Awesome Pumpkin Pie & Pie Crust Recipes” by Colleen Greene on Colleen & Jeff’s Roots
- no name – “1348 – It Was a Very Bad Year” by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained
I had originally set this to be two separate posts that would publish while I was gone. But since I forgot to actually schedule them, I’ve opted to combine these into one post. (I hate it when computers do what I tell them to rather that what I want them to do.) Without further ado, let me introduce you to one set of my 3rd-great-grandparents.
Isaac McKitrick was born in 1838, likely in Belmont County, Ohio, and was the son of John and Mary (Vaughn) McKitrick. Isaac was of the right age to be in the Civil War, but I have yet to find any service for him. (Still looking!)
On 21 October 1860, he married Margaret Morrison, daughter of John Morrison. Together, Isaac and Margaret had 10 children: Elmer, John, Lavada Jane (my 2nd-great-grandmother), Charles, William, Henry, Jacob, Margaret, Susan (“Susie”), and Mary.
Isaac died 26 March 1920 in Elyria, Ohio. Margaret died 14 April 1924 in Detroit, Michigan. Both are buried in Ridgelawn Cemetery in Elyria.
Isaac and Margaret (Morrison) McKitrick with their daughter Susie.
Seeing that your flight is on time is a good thing – especially when your layover is already 5 hours long.
You may have noticed a bit less activity over here on No Story Too Small lately. I’ve been traveling. I was fortunate enough to be able to go with my daughter on a WWII-themed tour through Europe that her college sponsored. We spent 12 days in England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands (for about an hour!), Luxembourg (for about 2.5 hours!), and Germany. It was fantastic!
I’ll be sharing some stories in the near future. I’ll also be posting my 52 Ancestors posts that I forgot to schedule before I left
It’s great to be back!
Due to an extensive travel schedule this week, I will not be compiling this week’s 52 Ancestors recap. Please leave a link to your post from the week of June 11-17 in the comments below.
I will be back next week with the Week 25 recap, covering June 18-24. See you then!
Due to an extensive travel schedule this week and next, I will not be compiling this week’s 52 Ancestors recap. Please leave a link to your post from the week of June 4-10 in the comments below.