Monthly Archives: May 2020

#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Uncertain

I am uncertain about the identity of my great-great-great grandfather Silcox. Note: Or at least I was uncertain when I wrote this. When you get to the bottom, you’ll find I’ve added an update. I’m uncertain about a lot of … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Tombstone

This week’s #52Ancestors prompt is “Tombstone.” I decided to share several of my favorites.                   These are probably the first graves I ever visited. My great-grandmother, Mollie Elizabeth (really Mary Elizabeth) Pittman … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Travel

I traveled a lot growing up. I was born in Spain, lived in Seattle and San Diego, started school in Scotland (aged 4). While living in the UK, my grandmothers flew over and we spent 30 days touring Europe. I … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Service

When I first saw Amy Johnson Crow’s prompt for week 19 of her 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge, I thought of my dad. The prompt is “service.” William David Hahn served 28 years and 11 months in the United … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Where There’s a Will

This week’s prompt for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge is “Where There’s a Will.” My first thought was of a will I discovered for my great-great grandmother’s sister-in-law. As a bonus, the story also involves several people named … Continue reading

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