Tag Archives: Genealogy

Five Generation Birthplace Charts

These birthplace charts are all the rage on genealogy blogs and Facebook right now. I created one for my lineage (with my father’s line being my adoptive father’s ancestors) and another one for my husband’s lineage. They are quite interesting, … Continue reading

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Free Genealogy Databases and Resources Online

Free Genealogy Databases Ellis Island 1892-1924 ~ This requires you to create a free account. Once you have one, hover over the Ellis Island tab and then click on Passenger Search. Pilgrim Ship Lists Early 1600’s ~ Over 7100 families … Continue reading

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My Grandma Ruby Irene PORTER WILLIAMS

The focus today is on my grandma, Ruby Irene PORTER WILLIAMS in celebration of Mother’s Day. She was one of my three moms. She stepped in as my mother-figure when my mom passed away suddenly when I was 19 years … Continue reading

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Arthur Jacob WILLIAMS, Sr. ~ Census Sunday

My great-grandfather on my mother’s father’s side of the family, Arthur Jacob WILLIAMS Sr., was born in October 13, 1889, in Kansas to Nathaniel WILLIAMS (1862-1908) and Lillie Mae “Mamie” STANLEY WILLIAMS (1868-1935). Arthur died December 16, 1965, in Kansas City, … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin Wurtz ~ Wordless Wednesday

OK… So, this is more like Minimal Words Wednesday. I couldn’t help myself. Benjamin (or Benjamen) Franklin WURTZ (1880-1975) was my second-great-grandfather on my maternal grandfather’s side. He was the father of Ethel Helen WURTZ (1906-2000) who raised and became … Continue reading

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Free Genealogy Forms and Charts

Family Charts and Trees Five-Generation Ancestor Chart by Family Tree Magazine Four-Generation Ancestor Chart by Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System Adoptive Family Tree by Family Tree Magazine Step-Family Tree by Family Tree Magazine Sibling Tree by Wakefield Family History Sharing Pedigree Chart by David Roles 8-Generation Fan Pedigree … Continue reading

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Fielding and Sarah JOHNSON ~ Tombstone Tuesday

My hubby’s second great-grandfather, Fielding Monroe JOHNSON, was born November 30, 1844 in Hester, Marion County, Missouri to Albert Gallatin JOHNSON (1804-1871) and Mary Catherine TURNER (1811-1867).  Fielding died December 12, 1920 in Fresno, California. My hubby’s second great-grandmother, Sarah … Continue reading

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Samuel and Mary DANNER ~ Census Sunday

My third great-grandfather on my adoptive father’s side, Samuel DANNER, was born about 1840 in Surry, Yadkin County, North Carolina to Adam DANNER (1793-1860) and Susannah G. Liggon (1803-1860).  He died sometime before 1910. My third great-grandmother on my adoptive … Continue reading

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Charles Oscar PORTER’s WWI Draft Registration Card

Charles Oscar PORTER was my great-grandfather on my maternal grandma’s side.  He was born April 2, 1884 in Oxford, Kansas. When I began studying this record, I was surprised when I saw that he did not register for the draft … Continue reading

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Thomas and Emma WATMOUGH ~ Census Sunday

My hubby’s second great-grandfather, Thomas WATMOUGH, was born about 1838 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England to Joseph WATMOUGH (1796-1869) and Sarah (b. 1799).  He died in December 1909 in West Riding, Yorkshire, England. My hubby’s second great-grandmother, Emma KEITHLEY, was born … Continue reading

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