52 Ancestors #47 Sporting – Levi “Yogi” Bough

Amy Johnson Crow "no story too small" suggested that we write about Football or baseball players in the family. Or about an ancestor who was a good sport about things. Week 47 - Sporting Levi "Yogi" Bough - Basketball Player (1922-2008) Bough Broke Color Barrier at St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights.” Those words headlined the …

52 Ancestors #43 Oops George fell!

Amy Johnson Crow “no story too small” suggested that we write about “An ancestor who made an ‘oops,’ or one that you made while researching.   Week 43– OOPS!   George A. Bough (1806 – 1856) Although, there have been many oops over the years of my genealogical research that required pruning and other measures,  I …

52 Ancestors # 10 Stormy Weather in Tortola BVI

The theme for week #10 of 52 Ancestors (stormy weather)  is so fitting to describe the historical backdrop of a schooner in Tortola called the "Fancy- Me".  This brief account will show how a Hurricane back in 1926  impacted a Community, Family and a Caribbean Island to a heartbreaking misfortune. For this story I invited …

Sarah Beaudhuy Close to Home (#9 of 52 ancestors)

Week 9 (Feb 26-Mar 4) – Close to Home. Which ancestor is the closest to where you live? Who has a story that hits “close to home”? When I look at the family tree and look at residences, my 4th great-grandmother Sarah Beaudhuy is the closest to where I live, six blocks over on 15 …

52 ancestors #8 August C. Bough born 1866: Holder of deeds & Did great deeds.

I’m participating in “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 Edition” by Amy Johnson Crow of No Story Too Small. Week No. 8 of this challenge I used the optional weekly theme (Deeds) August C. Bough, my extraordinary great-grandfather was born in St. Croix, one of the largest islands in the Virgin Islands of the United …

52 Ancestors #7 I love to research Peter W. Bough (1854-1922)

The theme for Week 7 was “Love.” One of the wisest decisions I have ever made was to become involve in genealogy research. As my skills increased, I was able to concentrate on my family's history. Out of the many interesting family members that I love to research was Peter W. Bough, born in 1854 …

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #4 ––Charlie Matthews (1896-1941) Closest Birthday to mine.

My knowledge of my paternal ancestry was very limited. Although I could relate familial connections on my mother's side because of the information that was shared as I was growing up, my father did not speak too much about his family, so I missed out on vital stories and information that are passed down. So …