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Surname Saturday-Boughs of US Virgin Islands

Although the Boughs have been in the Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands) since the 18th Century, family lore has it that the ancestors were living in County Cavan, Ireland before coming to St. Croix. As was typical during the 18th and 19th Centuries, the St. Croix population was mostly of English, Irish and…

Wednesday Child: Elise Marie

In memory of Elise Marie Daughter of Emile and Marie Svitzer Who Died on December 8 1873 Aged 8 months and 8 Days While doing my own cemetery research at the Christiansted, St. Croix Pubic Cemetery, I could not help but notice the Hourglass carved into the tombstone of Elise Marie Svitzer. A closer look…

Military Monday- 761st Tank Battalion

Levi G.”Yogi” Bough (1921-2008) was the son of Julius C. Bough and Caroline Gasper-Bough, and my mothers’ brother. Born on St Croix, US Virgin Islands, later migrated with his family to New York City and enlisted with the US Army in April of 1942. My uncle was a member of the 761st Tank Battalion an…

Shopping Saturday – A.C. BOUGH STORES

My great-grandfather August Curtis Bough was one of the islands greatest merchants on St. Croix. When I settled on St. Croix in the mid 70’s, saw his name boldly posted (AC Bough Stores) on one of the buildings in the town of Christiansted; I made a subconscious commitment to know more about my family history.…

Wedding Wednesday- She was just Seventeen

Alfred Ernest Muckle and Julia Cleopatra Bough married on April 26th, 1885 in the English Episcopal Church in Christiansted, Danish West Indies. (Now the US Virgin Islands) As shown in the Register of Marriages 1867-1901 St. Johns Anglican Church. My 3x great-aunt Julia C. Bough was a 17-year-old seamstress, her husband Alfred Ernest Muckle was…

Census Sunday- Tracking the Great Migration

As a tribute to Father’s Day, I decided to take a look at my paternal side. As a young girl and into adult life, this side of my family ancestry was always closed. My siblings and I barely knew of any southern connection. Although the information received was sketchy, I decided to go on a…

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…

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,…

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