Category Archives: Dad’s Side

The Most Interesting Ancestor I Have in 100 Words – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 22)

Randy Seaver on his Genea-Musings blog has put out a Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – 100 Word Genealogy Challenge to write a short story that includes the phrase “the most interesting ancestor I have” in 100 words. Here is mine: … Continue reading

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Earl Lawrence TRAUTMAN (1893-1964) : “Auto Salesman Arraigned in Hit and Run” or How my Grandfather Got into the 1940 Census Twice – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 4)

Earl Lawrence TRAUTMAN (1893-1964) : “Auto Salesman Arraigned in Hit and Run” or How my Grandfather Got into the 1940 Census Twice – 52 Ancestors

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TROUTMAN/TRAUTMAN – New Family Tree DNA Surname Project

I started a surname project at Family Tree DNA! 🙂

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The Much Married Renfro – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 22)

Well, here we go again. Just when I thought the story couldn’t get any juicier, my great, great grandfather John Marion RENFRO has outdone himself. Well, he outdid himself. And how appropriate that this week’s topic for 52 Ancestors is weddings. I … Continue reading

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COTTER and SHANAHAN – Kiss Me, I’m 1/16th Irish! – 52 Ancestors (Ancestors 23, 46, and 47)

I have an Irish line. I am 1/16th Irish. I know the surnames and some first names. I know where they lived in the U.S. I even know they were born in Ireland (making them an Irish line). Yep, I … Continue reading

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