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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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Richard of Kentucky, are you my KING? Richard, Oh, Richard, who is your Queen? – 52 Ancestors (Possible Ancestor 50)

UPDATE January 2019: After more study, I do believe that the Sabina/Sibby BALLENGER I discuss in this article was not Labina/Libby, but was indeed Sabina/Sibby. I have modified the article accordingly. NOTE: January 2019. After this article, I discovered that … Continue reading

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Barbara Ellen (HAAS) WILSON – First American Birth – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 13)

Barbara Ellen HAAS, my great grandmother, was born in August, 1854, in Pennsylvania, probably in Philadelphia. Her family, consisting of her parents and six older siblings had emigrated from Sulzbach, Freudenstadt, Württemberg, Germany in 1851. Her brother Henry was born … Continue reading

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Finding Mary WHITAKER, part 1 of ? – mtDNA U5a1(i1a1) – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 127)

Reading about the possibility of determining your direct maternal ancestor via Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) testing can be discouraging. “Woman don’t have the luxury of carrying their surnames from generation to generation.” “Common ancestors on mtDNA lines tend to be too … Continue reading

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They Went on Horseback – Henry Bascom WILSON and Amanda Melvina KING – 52 Ancestors (Ancestors 24 and 25)

Henry Bascom WILSON was the tenth child of Robert and Nancy (SCOTT) WILSON, and grandson of Isaac WILSON and his wife Anna —— of Sussex County, Delaware. He was born in Decatur County, Indiana, 13 June 1824. I like to … Continue reading

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