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 …

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 # 6 From Danish West Indies, to The Philippines

The Theme of this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge is "So Far Away" Week No. 6 challenge: So Far Away. Which ancestor is the farthest from you, either in distance or in time/generations? Which ancestor have you had to go the farthest away to research? Dr. Irving G. Bough, the brother of my …

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #5 Family lore; Ireland to the Danish West Indies

The theme of this week’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge is "Plowing Through" Plowing through and documenting census, church, and immigration records in order to find supporting evidence to confirm a family lore, has been tedious, yet a quite interesting task. Although the Bough family has been on St. Croix, Danish West Indies since …