AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors

Blog URL:http://ancestories1.blogspot.com
Blog Tags:genealogy, family history, history, Michigan, Washington, Alaska
Country:United States
State/Province:Washington
Location:Spokane

My personal blog about my genealogical research: my triumphs, my challenges, my research notes...plus some tips and links for you.



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Today I started a new blog.Yes, I can hear what you're thinking!  "She hasn't kept up with her original one, and she's starting another?!"Life has calmed down a bit (knock on wood) since my father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June 201...

Seventy-five years ago today, the first anti-discrimination law was signed on American soil.It was more than two decades before the Civil Rights Act. Before Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous speech. Before Rosa Parks's act of defiance on a Birmingham...

Monday, May 6, 2019:  Our third day of our trip and second full day in Michigan.  And what a day it was!We checked out of our hotel in Grand Rapids and headed to the public library.  As we were leaving the hotel, I walked across the st...

Our first full day in Michigan, Sunday, March 5, was a beautiful one.  Since the forecast was predicting rain for much of our trip, we decided it would be a good day to visit the Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park while we were in...

In early May of this year, my younger sister and I took a one-week-long trip to Western Michigan to visit family, do a little genealogy, and sight-see.  Both of our parents are from Western Michigan: Mom is from the City of Grand Rapids in Kent...

(click image to enlarge)Manifest, S. S. E. C. Scranton, 7 December 1857, 6th page (unnumbered; contains passengers numbered 271-324), lines 29-32 (passengers 299-302), Peter Ton household; "New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ances...

(click image to enlarge)"Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L996-KQJQ?cc=1987615&wc=4627-BFY%3A265564801%2C265694401 : 1 May 2019), Hamilton...