Category Archives: Ancestry

Celebration of the marriage of 7 times great grandparents and remembrance of 4 times great grandmother.

It was 288 years ago (1730) that 7 times great grandparents Joseph Lee and Lois Pond were wed.  Their daughter Miriam married Mark Hotchkiss whose daughter married William Lee, her second cousin, once removed.  And that is why my Lee … Continue reading

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Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Großmutter

Well, actually, 3 times great grandmother.   Today, 232 years ago (1786) in Pleidelsheim, Württemberg, Christiana Regina Bauer was born.  She married Alexander Gärtner on 24 November 1813, in Kleiningersheim.  With the great assistance of the LDS church I have found … Continue reading

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Big Birthday Celebrations 🎂

Today marks the the birthdays of TWO of my four times great grandfathers.   Both born on 11 June, different years. Simeon Botsford was born 255 years ago (1763) in Derby, Connecticut.  He married Esther Clark and they removed to Oakland … Continue reading

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Some heirlooms are living

Not all family heirlooms are passed down in the form of silver, china, and crystal.   Sometimes, plants are passed from one location to another and the lineage of where they were planted goes with them.   That is true of the … Continue reading

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Read EVERYTHING and QUESTION

A number of months ago, I found my grandfather’s World War I draft registration on Ancestry. I think was surprised at the misspelling of his middle name.   And wondered why did he not sign the form with his usual flourish … Continue reading

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New Direction …

OK, even I am tired of the We’re Related endless start, stop, restart, and trying to figure out what bad trees they are basing their predictions of relationship upon.  The final straw was today’s notice the Ron Howard was my … Continue reading

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Gloria Steinem – WOW!

Gloria Steinem is reported as my 8th cousin, twice removed, through our MRCA, Johannes Steinbach (1618-1681).   Yet, each of our next generation is defined as Johann Jacob Steinbach (1640-1727) and Johannes Steinbach (1640-1727).  Now unless these two were twin brothers … Continue reading

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