Category Archive: Granny’s Ancestors

People from my family

Aug 11

Knox Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Huron County, Ontario — Kaiser

This entry is part 13 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This entry is part 13 of 60 in the series CemeteriesThe Church The cemetery, out my car door, and across the hood. The cemetery is located at Cranbrook, Concession 11, Grey Township. When I arrived at this place in May of 2001, it was truly a spiritual experience. It was satisfying to stand at the …

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Aug 08

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Your 16 Great-Grands

Randy Seaver says, “It’s almost Saturday Night – time for some Genealogy Fun!” Here is your SNGF assignment for the evening (if you choose to accept it – this is not stump the genealogist or even Mission Impossible): List your 16 great-grandparents in pedigree chart order. List their birth and death years and places. Figure …

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Apr 09

Seeking Michigan Death Records

I had a few minutes today, and I spent it looking for family death on Seeking Michigan.  I had copied the information from a ledger at the Ingham County court house, but I wanted the certificate. This explains how I managed to print the image without the big thick black border,  and save the image to …

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Mar 22

Saturday Night Fun – My Paternal Grandmother’s Patrilineal Line, on Sunday Morning

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings has tossed out the following challenge for his weekly Saturday Night Fun: Provide a list of your paternal grandmother’s patrilineal line. Answer these questions: * What was your father’s mother’s maiden name? * What was your father’s mother’s father’s name? * What is your father’s mother’s father’s patrilineal line? That is, …

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Mar 11

Names, Places & Most Wanted Faces

Joining on a Meme that Craig started, he says: “…List the surnames you are researching and the general localities. Then tell the names of your “Most Wanted Ancestors,” that is, the ones you most want to find behind that brickwall. (You can tag people if you want; I’ve chosen not to do that here so …

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Mar 04


I’ve started a series of  “Not so Wordless Wednesday” posts over on GrannyPam.  There aren’t really genealogy, but the are old family photos.  Well they are at least as old as I am.  I thought I’d let those of you that enjoy looking at older photos know that you can find them by searching that …

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Jan 14

Daniel Erlin Kaiser

This entry is part 10 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This entry is part 10 of 60 in the series CemeteriesDaniel Erlin Kaiser, born May 1806, York Township, York County, Ontario, Canada was my 3rd great-grandfather. His wife was Hannah Fisher, and they had at least eight children, including my ancestor, William Kaiser, 1837-1909. Daniel is buried in the cemetery at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran …

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Jan 04

Greenwich Cemetery, Greenwich New York

This entry is part 5 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This entry is part 5 of 60 in the series CemeteriesLot AC 326 in this cemetery contains the remains of some members of the Martin L. Herrington (or Harrington) family. Only 2 of the burials have markers. One of the two was placed in the 1990’s by my mother on the grave of her father, …

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Nov 08

Jane “Jennie” Johnston

Jane Johnston  is a “mystery” woman, information about her is hard to come by.  She was the original owner of a locket in my possession, and my great-grandmother.  Jane’s daughter, Winnie Alice Kaiser, was my Dad’s mother. Jane Johnston was born about 1867, using calculations from early census records and her marriage record.  It is …

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Oct 15

Blog Action Day: Poverty

The stories are the same everywhere, but for some reason, those from the southern states seem more prominent. Flatt and Scruggs sang, “Over the Hill to the Poor House”, a lament of an old man whose wife died, and who found shelter at the poor house, when is children rejected him. An earlier poem, “Over …

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