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Found – Another Lady Janet October 10, 2015

Filed under: Ancestors,Castles,Fife Castle,Genealogy,Scotland — Janet @ 2:03 pm

I’m finding more Lairds and Ladies in my Scottish ancestry.  It’s fun,  Buildings, Scotland - Rosyth Castle, Fife - aerial shot  particularly when it’s a Lady Janet.   This is one of Lady Janet’s castles – Forsyth Castle.

Excerpts from Wikipedia…..Rosyth Castle is a fifteenth century ruined tower house ….Fife, Scotland. It originally stood on a small island in the Firth of Forth accessible only at low tide, and dates from around 1450, built as a secure residence by Sir David Stewart, who had been granted the Barony of Rosyth in 1428.

Oops – I think maybe I’m counting this Lady Janet twice.  I’ve somehow discovered her before.


My Family Tree October 8, 2015

Filed under: Ancestors,Family Tree,Genealogy — Janet @ 2:41 pm

My family tree is growing.  959 ancestors at the latest count.

DSC02628  3 generations 2011

photo[1]_1     family tree construct with our oldest grandson as the base

16a5f4ad-6ef2-4472-866e-c4e49e56d440 immigrant ship  finding more and more ancestors who came to New England in the early 1600’s


Jeremy Adams

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy,Hartford Connecticut,Jeremy Adams — Janet @ 3:29 am

Early settler in Hartford Connecticut

4628d735-17ac-4126-bfe5-b7d0973dadc3 Jeremy Adams  Jeremy Adams’ name is listed on the Founders Monument in Hartford.  This monument is located in the  Ancient Burying Ground, which is located to the rear of the First Congregational Church at the corner of Main and Gold Streets in Hartford. This cemetery is also known as Old Center Cemetery.



Wherwell Hampshire England October 7, 2015

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy,Wherwell England — Janet @ 9:40 pm

Little Chapel Wherwell England  Chapel Wherwell


Hampshire England – Birthplace Of Some Of My Ancestors

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy,Hampshire England,Immigrants — Janet @ 9:35 pm


From Wikipedia:

Hampshire (/ˈhæmpʃər/, Listeni/ˈhæmpʃɪər/; abbreviated Hants, archaically known as the County of Southampton) is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom. The county town of Hampshire is Winchester, the former capital city of England. Hampshire is the most populous ceremonial county in the United Kingdom (excluding the metropolitan counties) with almost half of the county’s population living within the South Hampshire conurbation which includes the cities ofSouthampton and Portsmouth.[1] The larger South Hampshire metropolitan area has a population of 1,547,000.[2] Hampshire is notable for housing the birthplaces of the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force. It is bordered by Dorset to the west, Wiltshire to the north-west, Berkshire to the north, Surrey to the north-east, and West Sussex to the east. The southern boundary is the coastline of the English Channel and the Solent, facing the Isle of Wight.

Hampshire is the largest county in South East England and remains the third largest shire county in the United Kingdom despite losing more land than any other English county in all contemporary boundary changes. At its greatest size in 1890, Hampshire was the fifth largest county in England. It now has an overall area of 3,700 square kilometres (1,400 sq mi),[3] and measures about 86 kilometres (53 mi) east–west and 76 kilometres (47 mi) north–south.[4]

Hampshire’s tourist attractions include many seaside resorts and two national parks: the New Forest and the South Downs (together covering some 45% of the county). Hampshire has a long maritime history and two of Europe’s largest ports, Portsmouth and Southampton, lie on its coast. The county is famed as home of such writers as Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, as well as the birthplace of engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel


Trying To Date Old Postcards

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 9:07 pm

Originally posted on Janet's thread:

I am going through some of my old postcards and trying to date a few of them.  I tend to like the tinted ones dating from the first half of the 20th century.  Here are a few from my collection.  Only one of them has a postmark – 1908.  I’m wondering about dates for the other three.

              This card is postmarked London 1908.  Sent to  Sister Paula at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin.  Note, St. Vincent’s Hospital was on Stephen’s Green at that time.  The sender has had a message from St. Anville.  I assume this is the well known all girls Catholic School in Goatstown, maybe 2 miles from St. Stephen’s Green.  It is within walking distance of where we lived in Dublin.  Former President Mary Robinson, and many other prominent women in Irish life,  attended Mt. Anville.


No date or stamp or message on this postcard…

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Find Of The Day October 6, 2015

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy,Henry Ingalls,Norwegian language — Janet @ 4:15 pm

I’m distantly related to Laura Ingalls Wilder!  Evidence follows.

Time for Norsk class now.  Must prepare myself to be a Norskie.

bddc5d46-0333-413b-9547-af934f898c1d Edmund Ingalls



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