Welcome to Family Finds

An Adventure in Genealogy

In addition to stories about my ancestors, I share tips for conducting online family history research.  Genealogy is a great past time, join me on my journey to uncover and document my ancestors lives.

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John Rogers: 12

52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 12: Twelve
John Rogers is one of my 12th great grandparents, of which we all have 16,384.
What made him remarkable enough to leave a record 450 years after his death?
I admit my shock to discover an ancestor with the moniker “The Martyr”

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George Lafary and Catherine Landon: Large Family

52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 11: Large Family
My great-great grandparents, George Lafary and Catherine Landon, had a relatively small family,
three of their six children survived to adulthood. However, they both came from large families
of nine siblings and nearly all survived to marry and have children.

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Conrad Rumple: Bachelor Uncle

52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 10: Bachelor Uncle
My uncles are the marrying kind, sometimes more than once!
I had to go back four generations for a bachelor uncle, my great-great-great uncle Conrad Rumple, 1833-1911.
Conrad was an older brother to my great-great grandfather on my matrilineal line, William Rumple, 1839-1912.

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Rumple Family Photo 1895

52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 8: Family Photo
For all of us who are procrastinating about labeling photos I have one thing to say,
“Be considerate of the genealogist of the future!” My maternal grandmother was very
good about labeling old family photos, and there is one in particular I found very informative.

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Digital Bookshelf

52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 5: At the Library
I rarely go to “brick and mortar” libraries, I prefer to do most my research using online resources.
I have built a fairly large virtual bookshelf of digitized books for use in my genealogy research.

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