Category Archives: General

A patriotic anniversary couple: William Bond & Delia Jane (Rice) Tidd

Those who study genetics find that the DNA we inherit from our ancestors isn’t equally distributed, as this blogger explains. I like to believe that besides inheriting my middle name from my great-great grandmother, Delia, I also inherited the patriotism … Continue reading

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George B. Garrison, builder of churches

I wrote briefly of my paternal great grandfather George B. Garrison a year ago. Today I’m sharing something about him that I only just discovered. George was a resident of Rochester, NY, his entire life. In searching the online newspaper … Continue reading

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My Three Georges … and Fred, too

My husband and I were watching a comedian’s skit recently and the fellow mentioned something about being able to name all of your great-grandparents. As in: What a ridiculous thing for a person to be able to do! Pfft! Quickly, … Continue reading

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March or Marsh?

One of the members of an online genealogy forum in which I participate recently posed the question, “How far back can you trace your maternal lineage (mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, etc…?” Researching family history is something I put a few hours … Continue reading

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A Video About My Home Town

A little trip down memory lane!

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The Problem of Elmer Fister

One of my early blog posts concerned the puzzle presented by my great grandfather, George Feister (1882-1952), who told his children that he had Native American ancestry. It would be a fairly credible claim to make, as George was born … Continue reading

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William Irvine Gives America a Try

While I am able to trace many of my family lines back to The Great Migration, and even to the Mayflower, my maternal grandfather Jack Irvine‘s side of the family includes many genealogical “brick walls.” The furthest back I can … Continue reading

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