Olive Tree Genealogy Blog: Win an Ancestry.com World Subscription in the Oliv…

Olive Tree Genealogy is participating in Ancestry.com’s new contest that is part of their Death Education Program.  See below for the details on Olive Tree Genealogy’s contest, and be sure to enter!! Olive Tree Genealogy Blog: Win an Ancestry.com World Subscription in the Oliv…: Great news! As part of their Death Contest and October Death Education Program, Ancestry.com has generously donated prizes for an Olive T…

St. Patrick and His Day

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by 39% of the population of the USA, according to The History Channel.  Irish is the 2nd most reported ancestry by people in the USA, behind German.  This may explain why this holiday is celebrated across the country with parades, parties, and things such as dying the Chicago River green (which takes 40 pounds of green dye, by the way).  So, I thought a little

Wordless Wednesday

Michael Sanor   My Wordless Wednesday posts are not so wordless, after all. I can’t help myself; I’ve got to share more information.  So, here goes…Michael Sanor (Zehner) is my  6th great grandfather.  He was born 18 Nov 1745 in Alsace-Lorraine, married Mary Schrader about 1779 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and died 18 Nov 1829 in West Township, Columbiana County, Ohio.  He was pensioned for service as a private in

Captain Heinrich Bauman – Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings  posts a blogging challenge every Saturday night that he calls “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.”  This week’s challenge, in honor of Veterans Day, is to pick an ancestor with a military record and write about that military service, as well as the ancestor’s tombstone. I have previously written about my Revolutionary War ancestors Christopher Truby and Michael Sanor.  So for this challenge, I decided to choose an

Today is the 5th anniversary of Illuminated Ancestries blog.  Thank you to all my readers, followers, and subscribers!  It has been fun, and I’m looking forward another great year of blogging. Carol Genung