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Antoine Lassalle Belongs in My Family Tree

Antoine Lassalle Belongs in My Family Tree

A few years ago, a cousin sent me a photo that showed her Lounibos relative in front of his liquor business with a man named Antoine Lassalle.  It was taken around 1900 in San Francisco, California. He was thought to be a cousin, but the connection was not clear.  I had no Antoines in my Lassalle tree and neither did she.  I put the photo aside since I had other genealogy trails to follow. Not long ago, I found that…

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Thomas Coyne’s Will Settles It

Thomas Coyne’s Will Settles It

In the ongoing drama over who is related to my 3rd great uncle, Patrick Dolan, I have a new puzzle piece.  You may remember from my previous posts  that Patrick’s will was filed in 1906, but lost in the San Francisco earthquake.  It was refiled after the dust settled. I originally thought that because of the fight that took place between the Coyne, Collis, and Wall cousins of Massachusetts and Mary Meincke in San Francisco over who was the rightful…

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Mystery Photo: Who is this Unknown Woman with My Great Grandmother?

Mystery Photo: Who is this Unknown Woman with My Great Grandmother?

There are very few photographs of my great grandmother, Margaret (Jones) Jackson aka Marguerite Jackson. I believe I have five total. That is what makes this photograph so intriguing. My great grandmother is on the left, my mom is the child, then there is the unknown woman on the right. My mom is about 5 years old, so the photo was taken ca. 1939. It was most likely in Oakland, California where my mom lived or San Francisco where her…

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SNGF: Thomas Jones Appears Most in the Census

SNGF: Thomas Jones Appears Most in the Census

This week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge was enlightening.  As with many of Randy’s challenges I found a gap in my research.  When I found the record I was looking for, added new information to my tree. Thomas Augustine Jones, my 2nd great grandfather, appears in 5 census enumerations.  He is in every census from 1870 to 1920 (with the exception of the missing 1890 census).  There is only one person who could beat him:  his daughter Margaret (Jones) Jackson. …

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52 Ancestors Week 26: John and Mary Jane, I Hardly Know You

52 Ancestors Week 26: John and Mary Jane, I Hardly Know You

I have made it half way through the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge.  Woo Hoo!  Usually I’ve given up by this point because life interferes. I’m behind a week, as usual, but at least I am still here! It is the halfway mark, so I’ll write about an ancestor I’ve researched only half way.  I have so much work to do on so many ancestors, but the couple I have spent the least amount of research time on is…

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