Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – A Fearless Female Blog Prompt

From Randy over at Genea-Musings: Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 1) Read Lisa Alzo's blog post Back for a Fourth Year: Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women's History Month on her blog, The Accidental Genealogist. 2) Choose one of her daily blog …

Tombstone Tuesday- Christiansted Cemetery, St. Croix

Of all the children of George Anthony Bough; the Patriarch of the Bough Family of the USVI, only two were not buried in the Christiansted Cemetery, St. Croix. Bough Family Record Names, date of birth, date of death, of the children of George Anthony Bough. (born 1806 and buried 1856 in St. Croix, DWI) 1. …

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Ancestor Roulette!

From Randy over at Genea-Musings: Here is your assignment if you choose to play along: 1) What year was one of your great-grandfathers born? Divide this number by 100 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your "roulette number." 2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program …

Treasure Chest Thursday- 1855 DWI Census Record

I owe a sense of gratitude to a stranger, for the discovery of a Gem in the form of the 1855 Danish West Indies Census. It all began when an ancestry.com member saved a census record that was linked to my relative. While sharing, and assisting with their research; my genea-buddy and I discovered: Nancy, …

Readership Award Nomination

I humbly accept the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award and pay the honor forward. When I was notified by Liv Taylor-Harris, at Claiming Kin, that she nominated me for the Readership Award I was quite taken back; shocked and speechless best describe my reaction. I read about the award on Twitter, and thought to myself, …

Friend of Friends Friday- Slave Children

Two years ago, the local paper featured the below article. The 150 year old photograph of slave children caught my attention. I paid closer attention to the selling price over $1,000. for the slave boy John in 1854; rather than the rare photograph. The idea that a slave boy could be sold off for that …