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Tag Archives: VAN DUYN
These are images that I have of my ancestors. Without these, I would not know their features. I do not know their voices Advertisements
Isaac VAN DUYN (1822-1903) – Willing to Fight, Lost His Sight – 52 Ancestors Isaac VAN DUYN was born on 15 May 1822 in Ohio.1,2 Many undocumented family trees say he was born in Belmont County, Ohio, although I have … Continue reading
Find-A-Grave as a Source – Or, Where is Cousin Ed? Find-A-Grave can be helpful. It can also be a genealogist’s nightmare. It is a misused and misunderstood website. Like gravestones themselves, Find-A-Grave memorials are only as good as the information … Continue reading
My Mother’s Grandparents – Grandma Farted at the Dinner Table (Oops) – 52 Ancestors (Ancestors 14 and 15)
Between the ages of 9 and 14, my mother lived in Wilkinson, Indiana, with her grandparents, Obe and Minnie (KUHN) VAN DUYN. One day, she related this story to me.
My favorite ancestral photograph is of my maternal grandmother, Carol Vernice (VAN DUYN) WILSON, with a scarf on her head and holding her red patent leather purse, while overlooking the Colorado River.