Category Archives: Surnames I-R

John JUDGE – Ohio Timeline: c. 1812 to c. 1839 – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 114)

Researched by Myrle Lea “Micki” DeFrance Jacobson (1951–2020), Elizabeth Wilson Ballard, and Christopher A. Mosher Written by Elizabeth Wilson Ballard NOTE: Surnames are in ALL CAPS, and introduced names are in boldface type. The introductory article about John JUDGE, originally … Continue reading

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John JUDGE (d. 1846) – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 114)

Researched by Myrle Lea “Micki” DeFrance Jacobson (1951–2020), Elizabeth Wilson Ballard, and Christopher A. Mosher Written by Elizabeth Wilson Ballard NOTE: Surnames are in ALL CAPS, and introduced names are in boldface type. This is a story of the life … Continue reading

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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

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Sarah (JOHNSON) KUHN: “Mum” – Harvesting Photos – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 31)

Sarah JOHNSON was my matrilineal great-great-grandmother. I have found or heard so much about her that I could probably write this story half asleep with my eyes closed. Yet, I wish I knew more. Birth and Early Childhood Sarah was … Continue reading

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Elizabeth (CORMACK) RENFRO – A Nice, Big X Match (Ancestor 45)

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 … Continue reading

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