I recently got ahold of an old family bible. It was given Elizabeth “Lizzie” Laird. She was Bonnie’s grandmother and was born 15 Jul 1897 in Marietta, Crawford County, Wisconsin. Her father, William Seward Laird gave her this bible when she was 17 years old. I have yet to determine where they were living at […]
All of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in your body comes from your mother, you get none from your father. You can study the genetics of mtDNA to learn how women create families that move around the world over the centuries. It is an entire field of study that I won’t discuss more in this post, […]
180 years ago today, Barbara Katharina Schuster died. Barbara married Johann Georg Fälchle and became the mother of the Fälchle / Felchle / Falchle / Filchel clan from Teplitz, Bessarabia. A single-spaced list of her and her descendants (without spouses) fills 38 pages and has over 1800 individuals in 9 generations; I am in the […]
Hi, I scanned in some black and white photos from the Ford Garage fire in Dickinson, ND in 1959. Please comment on the photos or email me and I’ll expand the description.
Please email me if you want to add to this article. Mary Elizabeth Johnson, or Aunt Mary E as we called her is from Dickinson, North Dakota. She was born on 10 Jun 1933 in Fargo, North Dakota while her birth mother stayed at what is now called The Village / LSS; the home for […]
Hello, Freudental colony in the Odessa region is one of my ancestor’s homes. Web List; https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q4295734 https://www.geonames.org/701063/myrne.html https://www.grhs.org/chapters/gdo/villages/freudental_odessa.htm
The Short family has a mail order bride story; I’ve always thought it was interesting, but I just found out that the bride probably misrepresented her age. Here is the Montana marriage license. Pauline Phelps lists her age as 61. The marriage was in 1942, so this implies that she was born in 1881. Rumor […]
International Falls, Winter of 1983; we lived in International Falls for a few years and spent time with John Traybert and Jerry Martin at houses out on 13 Mile Island. There were more than this at the party but this is who I have in photos. Olympus OM-1 35mm camera. I would shoot a roll […]