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Kettle of fish has turned into a bucket of …

For some reason, I was just surfing on MyHeritage and decided to search for my great-great-great grandfather, Peter Koontz, the father of Ezra Peter Koontz. At least that was the story my grandmother had told me and she did not … Continue reading

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A Fine Kettle of Fish …

Not really anything fishy, it is just that I am getting dug in deaper and deaper into research projects. I was working on my Hotchkiss, Lee, Munn, Tilden project when I got to the part of the manuscript which is … Continue reading

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What a great find!

Last night I was at the Farmington (Oakland Co, Michigan) Genealogy Society meeting where I picked up a couple of books offered from the bequest collection of Peter J. Schaldenbrand. See my most recent books tab for the full list. … Continue reading

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Old, But Still in Use

I have been working on my Hotchkiss, Lee, Munn, Tilden, and Other Related Families project and am now in the process of going back and adding in the author’s text. I had previously gone through the work and built the … Continue reading

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April Fools, Not.

I have 19,936 individuals, 7774 families, in my database. Not one couple in that mass of Ancestor Pairs married on 1 April! Update on the manuscript that I have been working to transcribe and update with currently available information – … Continue reading

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Well, this is a whole lot bigger than expected

I had decided to go through all of my Thru Lines DNA matches on Ancestry to try to determine where each of those persons “fit” into my family. I made some progress by researching the lineages some of them posted … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, 10 Times Great Grandfather, Thomas Lawrence.

So, on the 8th of March 1619 (404 years ago), my tenth great grandfather was born. Thomas Lawrence was just another entry in my long line of ancestors, or was he? Grandfather Lawrence has a special location in genealogy history … Continue reading

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¬†Hotchkiss, Lee, Munn, Tilden and Other Related Families. – update

Well, I have made it through 80 pages of the manuscript. So far, I have only a small glimpse as to how these families hang together. OK, I know the connections between the Hotchkiss, Lee, and Munn families, but I … Continue reading

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BSO = Down the Rabbit Hole.

This week, I got into the current issue of the New England Historic and Genealogical Register. I had planned on scanning the Table of Contents, realizing there was nothing of immediate interest and putting it aside. Well there was a … Continue reading

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September was a busy month …

And now I am thinking I had come up with a theme for the rest of the year and that I really do not need one either. There has been a lot of updates to the house which has taken … Continue reading

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