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Secret Identity!

Published on April 25, 2012 by

I have really been hitting a dead end on the Haven branch of my family tree.  Haven is the maiden name of my mother’s paternal grandmother, Adeline Haven b1861.  My brother and aunt tracked down her parent’s names, and from there I was able to piece together some information on George Haven b1828 and Sophia Mongeon b1832.  I was pretty sure they lived in Douglas, Massachusetts in 1860, but Ancestry.com turned up nothing.  So I decided to abandon search and page my way through the census. Read more…

 
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My Civil War Ancestor Find. Almost.

Published on March 1, 2012 by

Huge find for me today!  My first Civil War veteran.  Unfortunately not my ancestor, but my wife’s.  I am doing her tree as well, even though she expresses no interest whatsoever.  Anyway, returning to the topic at hand, an Ancestry.com search returned a Edward G. Witt b1820 Civil War Muster Roll Abstract.

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The Cock n’ Kettle

Published on February 20, 2012 by

Some cousins started some family story telling on Facebook, so we gathered all the stories into a Facebook group, and it has been working very well at drawing out family stories from the herd!  One of those cousins shared this one, which got me poking around to learn more:

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An Amazing Journey

Published on February 16, 2012 by

I found a steam ship passenger record that validates some family stories and tells an amazing tale of my great grandmother, Bridget Power b1872, who, at the age of 16, set out by herself to journey from her native Ireland to the US. Read more…

 
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A Blended Family! Maybe…

Published on January 7, 2012 by

Very interesting find today!  I think. 🙂  An 1800 census form that is sloppy, confusing, and promising all at once!

I haven’t had much luck yet learning more about my great-grandmother, Adeline Haven b1861.  What little I know was shared by my aunt: Read more…

 
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More Cousins, Sad News

Published on January 2, 2012 by

So Ancestry.com hooked me up again!  And again!  First, I connected with a cousin my dad knew was working on the family tree and had been for a while.  I had already connected via email, but by connecting through Ancestry, it became much easier for us to share family information and compare notes.

The second connection was someone I didn’t know existed, who is doing overlapping research on the Flynn portion of my family (my father’s maternal grandmother’s family).   Read more…

 
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