As they are expecting more requests than normal during RootsTech (February 28 through March 1, 2024), FamilySearch is recruiting volunteer consultants. I’ve signed up for the late-night shift. If you’re one of those researchers who sits down and gets into the groove late at night, I’ll have slots available from about midnight to 2 a.m. […]
As you can see from Vincenzo Chiariello’s Declaration of Intention, he was born in Naples, Italy. Except he wasn’t. The hardest part of researching our Italian ancestors is finding where they came from. The second part is finding the records. In this case, I was fortunate since researching in Naples is exceptionally difficult and I […]
My family history for the most part was just a bunch of names and dates. I knew nothing about these people but as I watched Genealogy Road Show, I loved how they told the story of the area and time which brought the ancestors to life. So I was hunting for a photo of the […]
Pioneer Cabin, Campton Station, Grafton, New Hampshire built around 1775. Twenty-four photos, including photos of the interior, are available for viewing at the Library of Congress website. A family history written in 1963 asserted that Hobart Spencer was married three times, and the third wife was Betsey Hazen. But with today’s access to digitalized documents, […]
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. Maryann 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 […]
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