Tag Archives: Danish West Indies Genealogy

SNGF -My Ancestral Birth Chart

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver.   The challenge is to create a five or six generation ancestor chart that shows your ancestor’s birthplaces . As I was looking at the ancestral birth charts on Randy’s Genea Mussings  blog, I … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #42 Proud Nancy

The optional weekly theme for Week 42 was “Proud” Many of us have an ancestor that we are proud – or that we’re proud of our efforts to find them! As I look at my pedigree chart, there are so … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #3 –Caroline Gasper-Bough (1894-1970) A Tough Woman.

This year’s challenge by Amy Crow is another weekly blog for 52 weeks about 52 ancestors  This weeks theme is on “TOUGH WOMAN” Caroline Elizabeth Gasper-Bough was my maternal grandmother. She was born in 1894 on St. Croix, Danish West … Continue reading

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Friends of friends Friday- Grandmother purchases Granddaughters Freedom, St. Croix, DWI, 1817

In 2007, the VI Ancestry Discovery Group hosted “VI Family Tree & History Exhibit,” on St. Croix. I was among the 75-plus presenters sharing my family history in public for the first time. Gathering, collecting data and working with Project … Continue reading

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Census Sunday – USVI 1857 (danish period)

Whenever I look at the 1857 census which I retrieved from ancestry.com, I recognize that the composition of the household is of a different time; a time when families lived together. Today, the ancestors could not possibly conceive in their … Continue reading

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Workday Wednesday-The Cigar Maker

No doubt I had looked at the 1870 census many times before, and saw that my ancestor Esram Bough’s occupation/trade was listed as a Cigar Maker, but this time was different. I noticed that most of the ancestors of the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tip: Tracing Danish West Indies Ancestors

As I become more involved in doing research, I have found that looking for variant spellings of names has proven instrumental in finding the genesis of a family.  A surname could have many variations, but originate from one source. If … Continue reading

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