52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Week 14 – “Great.”

The new prompt in the 52-ancestor series for 2021 suggests that we write about ancestors associated with the word- “great”.   I found it daunting to navigate around this word.  Going through my folders, I realized that in almost every family tree, one could see great deeds, outstanding accomplishments, and of course, several degrees of great-grandparents.…… Continue reading 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Week 14 – “Great.”

52 Ancestors in 52 weeks Week -9 Multiples

This post is a prompt in the 52 ancestor series 2021.   For this prompt,  a family tree search resulted in multiple spouses/partners and births on my family tree. I decided to search for multiple births.  I found the earliest multiple deliveries was a set of male twins  Aaron (1846-1884) and Esram Bough (1846-1900) born on…… Continue reading 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks Week -9 Multiples

52 Ancestors, week 5-in the kitchen

Memories of childhood, at times, center in the kitchen. For this prompt, I thought I would visualize my Great-Aunt Essie Houston Kitchen. She lived in a two-bedroom tenement on 140th Street up in Harlem, New York. We would visit her once a month after attending church services at the Transfiguration Lutheran Church on West 126th…… Continue reading 52 Ancestors, week 5-in the kitchen