August 2009

Wordless Wednesday – 5 August 2009; Also: A Festival of Postcards (4th Edition)

Wordless Wednesday is here again. This ship is the Normanni; which brought my ancestor, Wilhelm Gerner, from Germany to New York on 8 December 1893, when he was 23 years of age. This posting is also being used for A Festival of Postcards (4th Edition) since this month’s theme is water.

Tombstone Tuesday – Sanor Family Plot

It is time for my ‘Tombstone Tuesday’ post again; even though it really is Wednesday. The photo below is of the Sanor family plot in the Hawk and Sanor Cemetery in North Georgetown, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA. Notice the USA flag; that Sanor ancestor was in the American Revolutionary War. The large monument on the left is for all the Sanors that are buried there. I am a direct descendant

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Are there standards for names in family trees?

On Facebook, Randy Seaver started a discussion about: Are there standards for names in family trees? He was mainly interested in cleaning up his database in the Family Tree Maker software program. Go here: to read the responses, including my comment. I may write a lengthier post on this subject later, when I have more time. It’s a debate genealogists have been having for as long as I can