Jabez and Jabez Jr: 52 Weeks Challenge: Non-Population special census

This weeks 52 Weeks Challenge from Amy Crow Johnson is Non-Population census. These include agriculture, industry and manufactures. I had never searched in this database before this challenge so I decided to look at the farmers in the family from New York. I started with the Bostwick family and was fortunate to find a father … More Jabez and Jabez Jr: 52 Weeks Challenge: Non-Population special census

Golden Anniversaries – Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

From the Genea-Musings blog by Randy Seaver who posed the following challenge: So – the challenge today is to find out which of your ancestors have celebrated a golden wedding anniversary – 50 years of marital bliss (?). Was there a newspaper article about it? I will go back to my 2x great grandparents. I … More Golden Anniversaries – Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Elizabeth – 52 Ancestors Challenge 2015 : Week 33

This week’s 52 Ancestors Challenge from Amy Crow Johnson is Defective, Dependent and Delinquent. There was a special census schedule in 1880 looking for Defective, Dependent and Delinquent individuals. I looked for someone in the 1880 census but found no one with that marked off. I did however, find someone in the 1860 census. The … More Elizabeth – 52 Ancestors Challenge 2015 : Week 33

Bad Behavior Relative- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

On the Genea-Musings blog by Randy Seaver posed the following challenge: 1) Who is one of your relatives (ancestor or not) who behaved poorly during his or her life? It can be any time period. My Great Grandmother’s oldest brother, Emil Rolkey (1863-?) born in Germany and his wife Tillie Thorson had some marital and … More Bad Behavior Relative- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

The Story of Ann Jeanette Hinckley: 52 Ancestors Week 32

This week’s 52 Ancestors challenge by Amy Crow Johnson is 32- Write about one of the 32 3rd great grandparents. So far, I have been able to identify 12 of the 32 3rd great grandparents. The one I would like to share about is my 3rd great grandmother, Jeanette Ann Hinckley. According to a source … More The Story of Ann Jeanette Hinckley: 52 Ancestors Week 32