CA Fitzgerald

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Setting the Scene - The Archers in 1906

I love the idea of capturing a small slice of life from the times in which my ancestors lived. The wonderful <i>Lisa Louise Cooke</i> has remastered an …

Throwback Thursday

In honor of a hot July day, I thought I'd take a trip to the beach. My family liked to go up to the Maine beaches, but the back of the photo doesn't …

Still Another Mappy Monday- the Freeds of Sutton Valence

This charming map is the result of a search online for a neglected branch of my family; the Freeds.<br>Charles Tapply was married to <b>Ellen Freed Benn</b>. For …

A Small Town Deals with Smallpox

I love using the FamilySearch records as a resource. I mentioned before that I found that many of the records I thought were original turn out to be …

Memorial Day- Remembering Winslow Brainard Rogers

Reading up a little this morning, I discovered that Memorial Day was originally Decoration Day and was established especially to remember those lost …

The Family Scandal-That Wasn't

This is both a sad and a happy story. It is the story of family lost and family found. When I began researching my Tapply relatives, I knew there …

Those Primary Sources

Here is my great grandmother, <b>Ellen Benn Tapply</b> with my grandmother <b>Primrose Tapply</b> on her lap. From the age of my grandmother in this picture I would …

Foolishness- How Reliable is That Source?

On this April Fools Day, I can't help but think of how wide-eyed and trusting I was when I began this genealogical adventure. I must confess that …

It's All in the Genes

As I look at family photos, I'm often struck by little characteristics that are passed from generation to generation. The Tapplys were in two camps. …

♣ A Little Irish Mappy Monday

Considering how little my mother actually knew about her genealogy, she could be quite a snob about her family...of course some of her attitudes came …

Irish Eyes

The caption on the back of this picture reads "John J Fitzgerald Jr., Age 7 1/2, June 10, 1925".<br>Even when I was a girl there was a photographer set …

Traces of the Past

I have mentioned before that I have very little of the story of my father's family, the Irish immigrants who settled in Boston and <b>Charlestown</b>. One …

Sweethearts

A visit to my grandmother's house was never complete until we went through the box of old photos. These two photos were from an old album documenting …

Pruning and Maintaining my Tree

I hate loose ends. When I look at my online tree at Ancestry, nothing makes me crazier than seeing this<p>No birth or death date.<p>I was amazed at how …

Another Mappy Monday

A map of <b>Spencer, Owen County, Indiana</b> where the <b>Johnson</b>, <b>Archer</b>, <b>Dunn</b> and <b>Harrod</b> branches of my family lived. My great great grandmother left Spencer to …

A Sign of the Times

Here's something you wouldn't see in a local paper these days. Despite all the kerfluffle over private gun ownership, the police departments have …

(My)Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

On New Year's Eve 1952 a future genealogist was born. Duncan was about two weeks older and never let me forget it. The picture was taken about a …

Christmas Traditions

Every family passes along those Christmas traditions- open the gifts on Christmas Eve, open the gifts on Christmas Day, white elephants, gift swaps, …

What's in a Name?

I've been thinking a lot about family names. Not the last names so much, but the first names.<br>You see, my mother's name was <b>Primrose Rogers</b> and her …

The Mysterious Andrew Fitzgerald

I know very little about my father's side of the family. I know even less about his father's side of the family. When I began I knew that someone on …

Veterans Day

Today, in honor of Veterans Day, I want to spend a moment on just a few of the veterans in my tree.<br>As I began my research I knew about my dad and my …

Edward Winslow Rogers-The Story of the Railroad Men

On the left you have Eugene Harrington Rogers. At the time this story begins, he had lived in <b>Fitchburg, Massachusetts</b> for some years, was working as …

Rebecca Shelley Chamberlain

Not so very long ago, a woman in her sixties, a woman who seemed overfond of her cat and most certainly a woman alone would have been the subject of …

Leaf Twig and Stem is a Genealogy Gem!

One of the first things I did when I began working on my family tree was looking around for advice and help from other family genealogists. I read a …

Another Mappy Monday- Finding the Tapplys in 1915

I enlarged this map as far as Blogger would allow, but this reproduction of the panoramic view of <b>Fitchburg, Massachusetts</b> in 1915 hardly does the …

Now and Then in Holden, Massachusetts

I'm always on the lookout for interesting photos that relate to the family. Today I was noodling around<br>and ended up on the website of the <b>Holden</b> …

Sophronia Richardson Smith

<i>Or Genealogical Coincidence....</i><p>Yesterday I was exploring the recently indexed records that have been added to FamilySearch and of course that led …

First Cousin Friday

This picture from my collection was dated 1964. I think this must have been a combined birthday party; my brother and my cousin Jim were July/August …

John Tappley- Master Cordswainer

I am always intrigued by the job descriptions on the old census records. I have found that the English records use more formal terms like …

Mappy Monday

<b>MORE SMITHS IN LITCHFIELD, MAINE</b><br>Following up on my last post.....<br>This excerpt from an 1850's map of <b>Kennebec County</b> shows the various landowners of</b> …