Thank you to Maryann Zelenak for saving part one of the kinship project from disaster. I thought there were two Michael Kanes married to Mary Phillipses in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Mayanne provided me with the evidence that they were the same people. See my report at Substack by clicking on the button.
I used DNA to locate possible descendants of George Bentley Sr. of Greenfield, New York and then I followed the paper trail to verify the connection. See my report at Substack by clicking on the button.
In 2022 I stopped blogging and started posting at Substack (you can subscribe for free), but Substack posts don’t show up in internet searches so I’m posting here and directing you there. The Brasiles were a family of mojolica ceramic makers until it went out of fashion. Two cousins left Scafati for towns on the […]
Beautiful day to go walking in Lexington, Massachusetts, and where do I end up? The Old Graveyard. I am grateful for Find A Grave volunteers who are preserving a record of gravestones across the country.
Today I gave my first genealogy presentation for the Hudson, New Hampshire Library’s genealogy club via Zoom. Then I posted my slides with my presentation notes on Substack so the audience could share the presentation with others or refer to it later.
Leonardo Fusco’s Niles, Trumbull, Ohio death record says he was born on 22 September 1884 in Messina, Italy, the son of Frank Fusco and Rosaline Anzolldi, but no record for him was located in Messina. Since Fusco is not a common name in Niles, Ohio, I looked to see where the other Fuscos in the […]
I’m not going to apologize for not blogging recently, I’ve been busy. I continue with the Acerra, Italy project. There are now 23,210 individuals in The Town of Acerra, Naples, Italy family tree at Ancestry.com I recently completed Picardi and Piscitelli. Moving on to Pipolo. Don’t think I’m almost done. I have finished all the […]
21 October 2021 This week’s email from American Ancestors included an article about how the Colebrook Library (Colebrook, Coos, New Hampshire) has put their local historical newspapers online. I followed the link and you don’t need a library card to see the collection. The same CommunityHistoryArchive has the Nashua papers that I access through my […]
published 2 September 2021 I saw an announcement that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a Nationwide Gravesite Locator for veterans and their families. The database has veterans buried in private cemeteries “when the grave is marked with a government grave marker,” and military cemeteries are also included. But “we do not have information […]
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