Monthly Archives: February 2018

#52Ancestors: Where There’s a Will There are Valuable Clues

The ninth of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts is Where There’s a Will. A will, like any other public record, can be flawed and filled with misinformation or unfortunate misdirects. However, a will can be the … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Heirlooms Lost to Fire

The eighth of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts is Heirloom. Sadly, not everyone has heirlooms passed down from one generation to the next. The reasons for that are many. In one case the primary culprit is … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Evening in Paris

The seventh of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts is Valentine. My mother’s mother, Cassie Lavina (Tuttle) Holmes (1896-1988), was the only grandmother I knew. ‘Gram’, as I called her, was my true Valentine. The first of … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Drisco

The sixth of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts is Favorite Name. The ancestors were so clever, using and reusing certain surnames recycled as given names to leave an unmistakable path of breadcrumbs for we descendants to … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Occupation Pathways

The fifth of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts is In the Census. Occupations are front and center. We have a steamboat captain, a porter on a steam railway, a boot-black in a barber shop, a nurse, … Continue reading

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