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A breakthrough on the German branch of my family tree

I have written many posts about my German great-great-grandmother Mary Miller and her daughter Tillie. The fact that I even had German ancestry was one of my first big genealogical discoveries. No one in my family ever mentioned that my … Continue reading

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The family plot

You might think it would be easy to find the final resting places of ancestors from my mother’s side of the family who lived in nearby New Jersey and only died within the last century. Think again. In earlier posts, … Continue reading

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Six immigrant ancestors and the fault lines of World War I

To the day they died, I’m sure my immigrant ancestors remembered where they were when they learned of the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, one hundred years ago. That calculated act of terrorism plunged the countries of their … Continue reading

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Mary Miller’s fifteen minutes of fame

When I started my little family history research project, I learned I had a German great-great-grandmother named Mary Miller (I’m guessing it was originally Maria Müller). Mary was born in the early 1850s. She emigrated with her young daughter Tillie … Continue reading

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Thinking too much about cemeteries

When I started my family history project, I didn’t think I’d be spending so much time on the topic of cemeteries. But when you keep coming upon roadblocks, as I have in my efforts to trace my New Jersey roots, the … Continue reading

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Zeroing in on Jacob and Tillie Agin

A year into my little family history research project, I have made some progress in piecing together the story of my maternal great-grandparents Jacob and Tillie Agin. But there is still so much I don’t know. I know that Jacob … Continue reading

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Old obituaries yield new clues about my grandparents’ families

In the space of a year, I have made a lot of progress researching my mother’s side of the family. I have traced the ancestry of my maternal grandfather Harry Agin back to my fourth great-grandfather James Agin (1759-1836), a … Continue reading

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