Monthly Archives: February 2011

This (Might) Explain It!

Earlier, I’d blogged about some of my ancestors arriving on the shore of the USA younger than when they had departed from Europe. (Fountain of Youth?)  There might be an explanation: Newly arrived immigrants were subjected to various tests when … Continue reading

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Not Quite the Same

My genealogy research is so not like the television series “Who Do You Think You Are?”  The following have never happened to me: *Being able to trace back eight generations in 42 minutes. *Having no problems with two persons of … Continue reading

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The Pain and Joy of Genealogy Research

The end of the road, or the proverbial genealogy brick wall, is a frustrating place. It’s not a destination a researcher will willingly chose but sometimes, in the journey, that’s where we find ourselves. As a person who handles some … Continue reading

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Fountain of Youth?

It’s a known fact that in traveling from east to west one “gains” time in crossing different time zones. A recent genealogy experience may concur with that point: An examination of the ship passenger list gives the names of my … Continue reading

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Checking the Old Files

Things I learned in going through some of my earlier files: One of my husband’s ancestral lines, the Lellmann  surname, has been traced back to the Dieblich, Germany. The church records are excellent for this time period and I was … Continue reading

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