Monthly Archives: January 2014

A visit to ancestral hometowns in Slovakia: Trebejov and Kysak

When I started researching my family history, I couldn’t tell you where any of my immigrant ancestors came from. Now, after a whole lot of sleuthing, I have many of my ancestral hometowns nailed down. I know exactly where my … Continue reading

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My connection to the very first settlers of New Amsterdam

I have lived in Manhattan for most of my adult life. But I did not realize until very recently that I descend from the first European colonists to call this island home. My ancestors were part of an advance party … Continue reading

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Closure on my great-grandfather Jacob Sylvester Agin

In earlier posts, I have wrote about the challenge of learning much of anything about my great-grandparents Jacob Sylvester Agin and Mathilde (Tillie) Miller. I know from census data that they married in 1892 or thereabouts – but I have … Continue reading

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