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100 Word Challenge: My Most Interesting Ancestor

100 Word Challenge: My Most Interesting Ancestor

Tonight’s Saturday Night Genealogy Challenge from Randy’s GeneaMusings.com blog is based on a school children challenge called the 100 Word Challenge.  You start with the prompt “The Most Interesting Ancestor I Have” and fill in the rest. ======= The most interesting ancestor I have is Maria (de Braga) Pacheco Smith.  Born in the Azores, she migrated to Hawaii as a child in 1882. She helped smuggle her husband to Oakland, California around 1907 when he contracted leprosy.  9 months pregnant,…

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SNGF: Miguel do Monte Had 21 Children

SNGF: Miguel do Monte Had 21 Children

Randy’s latest Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge over at GeneaMusings.com asks us to write about our ancestor who had the most children.  It’s funny because I’ve been working on the line of my most prolific ancestor, Miguel do Monte who had 21 children. Who was Miguel do Monte? Miguel is my 6th great grandfather.  He was the son of Bartolomeu da Costa and Barbara de Paiva.  He was born around 1690 in Achadinha, a village on the island of Sao…

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SNGF: The Presidents in Our Lifetime

SNGF: The Presidents in Our Lifetime

Randy has a brand new challenge up for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.  Who has been president in my life, my parents lives, and my grandparents lives. One question always leads to another.  I started to think about how only about half of the presidents directly affected the lives of my ancestors.  My first ancestors didn’t arrive until the  James K. Polk was president. In my lifetime, I’ve seen 9 presidents so far… Lyndon Johnson Richard Nixon James Carter Ronald Reagan…

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SNGF: It Began With a Simple Conversation with My Grandma

SNGF: It Began With a Simple Conversation with My Grandma

This week for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Randy asks how we began researching our family tree.  I can still remember the moment when I started this journey. We were visiting my grandma at the rest home where she lived.  It was a beautiful sunny day and we were outside in the patio area having a chat. When my grandma started talking about family history, my ears perked up.  I’ve always been interested in history and wanted to know more about…

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SNGF: My Female Ancestors and Their Age at Death

SNGF: My Female Ancestors and Their Age at Death

This week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Challenge from Randy’s GeneaMusings website is to calculate the age at death of five generations of female ancestors.  I’ll be using RootsMagic to help me with this task. Mother: Still Going Strong Grandmothers Anna (Jackson) Shellabarger (1912-2006) – 93 yrs Anna (Mazeres) Lassalle (1897-1984) – 86 yrs Great Grandmothers Margaret (Jones) Jackson (1880-1965) 84 yrs Maria Espirito Santo (de Braga) Pacheco (1876-1938) 61 yrs Brigitte Breilh (1871-1959) 87 yrs Elizabeth Segalas (1857-1938) 80 yrs Great…

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