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Romance in the 1910’s

Love is this week’s theme for 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks. I wrote about the courtship of my maternal grandparents, Joel Daniel Martin (1886-1955) and Florrie Thomas Martin (1894-1979). *please excuse some photo labels being far off from the photos of the letters. I’m still trying to figure out the changes to WordPress. Daniel and […]

52 Ancestors: A Surprise Uncle

The prompt for this week is: Surprise! One of my early surprises in genealogy research involved my dad, Charles L. HEISER (1913-2001). Not long after I became interested in family history, my parents took me on a road trip to York County, Pennsylvania to do some research. This was in the dark ages when we […]

Unusual Middle Names

Unusual Name was a recent prompt for 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks. I wrote about the most unusual name in my family tree – Renatus –  a while back. Today I’m writing about a few unusual middle names. My mom, Gladys, and her brother, Carlisle, both had unusual middle names. Carlisle Entzminger My uncle, Carlisle […]

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