Monthly Archives: January 2015

52 Ancestors 2015 #7: Mary Ann Wilder Roberts Miller – a lot of love to give

Week 7 (Feb 12-18) – Love. Which ancestor do you love to research? Which ancestor do you feel especially close to? Which ancestor seemed to have a lot of love? This one was tough. The one I’m closest to, that … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015: #6 Sir John Eldred, the farthest from me in time.

Week 6 (Feb 5-11) – So Far Away. Which ancestor is the farthest from you, either in distance or in time/generations? Which ancestor have you had to go the farthest away to research? Sir John Eldred – my fifteenth great … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015: #5 Jane Towers – a lot to ‘plow through’

Week 5, Plowing through — We will likely be plowing through a lot of snow by this time. What ancestor had a lot of struggles to plow through? Or take it more literally… It’s up to you 🙂 My fourth-great-grandmother, … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015: #4 Submit Wilder and I were both born May 21st…

Week 4, Closest to your birthday — Not too much to think about here. What ancestor has the birthday closest to yours? (I mean in terms of month and day, not the year 😉 ) The only direct line ancestor that … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015: #3 Mina Kuhn – tough to research!

Week 3, Tough woman — Who is a tough, strong woman in your family tree? Or what woman has been tough to research?  Well, that’s easy. Tough to research has been Mina Kuhn, my third great grandmother. She was born … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015: #2 Henry Tudor, King Henry VII of England

This weeks suggestion is as follows: Week 2, King — January 8 is Elvis’ birthday. January 15 is the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Do either of these “Kings” remind you of an ancestor? Or, taken another way, do you … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015: #1 Mercy L. Hawkins

Here’s the suggestion for this week: Week 1, Fresh start — Seems appropriate for the beginning of the year. What ancestor had a fresh start? What ancestor has been so confusing to research that you’d like to have a fresh start? … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #52: Charles Sherwood Eldridge – Father & Mentor

Charles Sherwood Eldridge, my father, was born November 2, 1939 in Waterford, Connecticut to Lester Fremont Eldredge and Mildred Roach Eldredge.  He was the seventh born child – fourth son. When he was about three, his mother was taken from … Continue reading

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