I have missed every goal for this week in posting something. I had planned to write something daily that would encourage the hunt for ancestors and while I was formulating topics in my head, they never did get transferred to paper. But the week has not been a total waste. I have connected with a … [Read more…]
You have to admit that when you have been doing research on your family tree for a long time, well, you gather a lot of paper. When my dad started his research in the mid-1950s, there was no internet. As he traveled, the telephone book in the nightstand next to the bed was really the … [Read more…]
Something a parent should never have to do is to bury their child. Whether due to sickness, injury or accident, it is something that is never expected.
All families are grafted from two branches. Where these branches meet you find one family tree. Then the one family tree is grafted together with another branch to make another family. And before long, especially with a big family, you have a full bush.
The year was 1900 and the residents of the Mott Haven community in North New York City were preparing for the 12th Census of the US. The area was quite different than it is today. Now, over 110 years later, what did neighbors know about their family connections? The answer to the question is obscure … [Read more…]
In the group of Ireland Catholic Parish Registers released the National Library of Ireland in 2016, was found an entry for Patrick Hannigan being baptized on March 6, 1838. He was the son of Cornelius Hannigan and Mary Riordan of County Limerick in the parish of Bulgaden. Parish baptismal records also provided information showing at … [Read more…]
When you look at family history, there are a number of mysteries that will turn up. No one remembers why something happened, no one knows how that person was related or no one know the exact details of an event. Family history research is full of lore. Stories that have been told for generations with … [Read more…]
William James Acker was the son of Rose Hannigan and Henry Edgar Acker. His story began with his birth in February 1897 and gets more interesting as he grows up. Read more to find out about the life he led.
In August 1887, William Henry Haring and Mary Ellen were married in the Melrose section of the Bronx. They went on to have six children over the next fourteen years of marriage before moving their family to New Jersey. Three daughters and their son went on to marry and have families. This is a breakdown of those children and their descendants.