Category Archive: Granny’s Ancestors

People from my family

Jun 03

Treasure Chest Thursday — Aunt Jane’s Treasures

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Treasures and CuriositiesWhen you wish to know or understand someone, it is helpful to consider what they think is important. When my Aunt Jane passed to a better place on 5 February 2002, I was called upon to clean out her apartment. There were other …

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May 27

Treasure Chest Thursday – Aunt Bertha’s Tray

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Treasures and CuriositiesI have had this hammered aluminum tray for a number of years. Aunt Jane, my Dad’s sister gave it to me, along with a story. Aunt Jane said that Bertha went to some classes and made the tray. That is an interesting story, …

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May 25

A Little About Mable Dickinson

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Funeral Register

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Funeral RegisterI arrived home with big plans to get things done. You all know about that, I think. I wanted to enter all my data, transcribe all I found, enter correct sources, and see if I could reach any conclusions. By the …

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May 09

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom

I still miss you every day.

May 06

Treasure Chest Thursday – The Tulip Platter

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This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Treasures and CuriositiesIn keeping with the spring season, here is a platter which I am lucky to have. I remember it on the evening dinner tables of my childhood days. For some reason, I see ham when I see this plate, and believe I should …

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Apr 29

Treasure Chest Thursday – Dad’s Shoe Shine Kit

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Treasures and CuriositiesThe other day I got side tracked from a little job making a couple of pairs of PJ pants for GD1, and cleaned off the shelves in the back storage room. In the process I also sorted patterns, but that is another story. …

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Mar 29

DNA, Another Step in the Search

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series DNA in Genealogy Research

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series DNA in Genealogy ResearchIf you haven’t read about my search for my great-grandfather’s surname, you can find out more here, here, and here. After I found my grandfather’s family, I was thrilled, and did quite a few happy dances, visited the cemetery, got his will …

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Mar 27

Surname Saturday, Herrington/Harrington

How this one is spelled among my ancestors depends on the person, the time and the place. You can see posts in which I mention this line by clicking this link. My mother searched for many years and never found out why her mother had left, or where her mother had gone, and I still …

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Mar 11

Fearless Females: Blogging Prompt for March 11

Lisa Alzo, the Accidental Genealogist, has posted some marvelous blogging prompts for Woman’s History Month. The March 11 prompt: Did you have any female ancestors who died young or from tragic or unexpected circumstances? Describe and how did this affect the family? I have previously posted information about my great-grandmother, Jane “Jennie” Johnston. I wrote …

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Mar 06

Fearless Females: Blogging Prompt for March 6

Lisa Alzo, the Accidental Genealogist, has posted some marvelous blogging prompts for Woman’s History Month. For March sixth, I see: Describe an heirloom you may have inherited from a female ancestor (wedding ring or other jewelry, china, clothing, etc.) If you don’t have any, then write about a specific object you remember from your mother …

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