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An heirloom from the mountains

Week 8 of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is about Heirlooms. I have a great one to tell about. (Yes, I know we are way past week 8. LOL  I’m doing a few of the ones I’ve missed and will get back on track this month.) My uncle, Carlisle Entzminger MARTIN (1915-1977) lived a lot […]

Dot and Mary Heiser: the census proved the story

The prompt for week 5 of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge is Census. Here’s my census story.   My paternal grandmother, Goldie PRICE HEISER, died at an early age on January 1, 1919, leaving behind three young children (Charlie-5, Dot-3, and Mary-1). The family was living in Washington, D.C. at the time of […]

Guess who’s coming to dinner?

Week 4 of 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks asks which ancestor I would invite to dinner if I could do that. This was actually an easy choice for me. I would invite my great-grandmother, Maggie THOMAS. Margaret Ann GRANT THOMAS (1870-1948) was my maternal grandmother’s mother. Maggie lived at a wonderful crossroads of time in my family’s […]

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