Sunday, November 15, 2009

Family Events ~ November 15 - 21

[I know it's been awhile. I just have a lot going on in my personal life right now. I guess I'm not really a true blogger because my first instinct isn't to rush out and tell the world...anyway, I've decided to do at least 2 genealogy/blog things. First, I'm going to start posting my weekly family events on Sunday. My family likes those and I seem to get the most comments on those as well. Second, I'm going to pick ONE family name and only work on it and only it - really! (trying to cure my GADD) So, that's it for now.]

November 15 ~ On this day in 1778, my 4th great-granduncle, George KIRK is baptized in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland.

November 16 ~ On this day in 1746, my 5th great-grandfather, John GOURLAY is baptized in Ceres, Fife, Scotland. This day is also marked by the death, in Chevy Chase, Maryland in 1997, of my brother-in-law's grandmother Vestal [MATHIS] MOUSER.

November 17 ~ This day is marked by the death, in 1800 in Berne, Switzerland, of the man I believe to be my 6th great-grandfather, Abraham ZAUGG. Also on this day in 1838, my 3th great-grandparents James BENZIE and Mary BENZIE [this was her maiden name as well as her married name] were married in Oyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

November 20 ~ This day is marked by the death, in 1913 in Weld County, Colorado, of my great-great-grandaunt, Mary Ann [AUFLICK] SAUNDERS.

Wow ~ a whole week's worth of events and not ONE picture!! That's unusual for me.

7 comments:

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  2. Nice to see you again. A little focus can be a good thing.

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  3. Hey Sheri - THANKS!!! As little as I've been "around" lately that was very nice of you :-)

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  4. Hi Lori ~ Well, I'm going to try anyway...we'll see!

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  5. What a lovely way to remember your ancestors. You've inspired me to finally print out a calendar of "special days" for mine. Thanks!

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  6. Hi JamaGenie ~
    A calendar would be a great idea!! I'm going to have to see what can be done about that...

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  7. This is such an interesting blogging idea, remembering the ancestors all year long. Hope to see you continue soon, Diana.

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