Monthly Archives: March 2013

“She won’t be long after me.”

March 14 — Newsmakers? Did you have a female ancestor who made the news? Why? Was she famous or notorious? Did she appear in the social column? The Emmens (or Emmons, depending on who you ask) branch of my family … Continue reading

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Crossing the Irish Sea

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! As you might recall from this post, I have a bit of Irish ancestry running through my veins (93%!). Most of my direct ancestors are Irish and those who weren’t often married an Irish man … Continue reading

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Eight lives for the men and nine for the women

I’ve talked about this before, but genealogy has the misfortune of often being male-focused. Blame it on our fascination with soldiers added to the unique privilege men enjoy of never having to change their last name. Take this blog, for example: I’ve … Continue reading

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