Tag Archives: New Jersey

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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Snapshots from the Jersey Shore, back in the day

I’m in the middle of a two week vacation on Fire Island. I have always enjoyed getting away to the beach and, in this way, I’m following in the footsteps of my ancestors. They mostly came from landlocked countries in … Continue reading

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The Civil War veteran in my family tree

Since today is the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, I wanted to pay tribute to my very own Civil War ancestor – my second great-grandfather Samuel Davis Agin who served two separate tours of duty in … Continue reading

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