Category Archives: Dad’s Side
Fortitude: Preserving 400 Years of an American Family’s Faith, Patriotism, Grit and Determination Book Release Guest Post by Dale R. Spaulding NOTE by Elizabeth Wilson Ballard: Dale Spaulding is my 4th cousin. We are both descended from Absalom Renfro and … Continue reading
Ancestor Adventuring and Adventures – 52 Ancestors (Ancestors 22, 24, 25, 46, 47, 62, 63, 72, 73, 96, 114, 480, 960)
Lately, I’ve been writing a few articles to go along with the weekly suggested themes of the 52 Ancestors Challenge. It’s what got me started with this blog in January 2014* during Amy Johnson Crow’s first year of the challenge. … Continue reading
William COTTER and Catherine (SHANAHAN) COTTER: From Ireland to America 1849 – 52 Ancestors (Ancestors 46 and 47)
William COTTER and Catherine (SHANAHAN) COTTER were already married when they emigrated from Ireland to New York in 1849. They brought some of their children with them, and some were born in the USA.
If you’ve been studying genetic genealogy for a bit, you may understand X-DNA, but I’ll give a summation here. X-DNA is different from regular autosomal DNA. The 23rd chromosomal pair contains the sex chromosomes – those which determine the biological … Continue reading
I didn’t know that my paternal grandmother’s father had a middle name until Ancestry added its “U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007” a few years ago. There is no middle name on his death certificate, and I had … Continue reading