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My Great-grandparents: Thank You November 24, 2015

Filed under: Genealogy Ancestors Family Tree — Janet @ 2:04 pm

Here is a good example of a fellow (or sister) blogger tracing her great grandparents. I wish I had as much information as she has for my genealogy research.

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

When I started doing genealogy research about four years ago, I only had seen pictures of two of my eight great-grandparents:  Isidore Schoenthal and Hilda Katzenstein, parents of my paternal grandmother Eva Schoenthal Cohen.

Hilda Katzenstein Schoenthal Hilda Katzenstein Schoenthal

Isidore Schoenthal

Isidore Schoenthal

I had no idea what any of my other six great-grandparents looked like.  Over time I have been very fortunate to find cousins who had pictures of four of those other six.  For example, I now have pictures of Moritz Goldschlager and Ghitla Rosenzweig, parents of my maternal grandfather Isadore Goldschlager.

Ghitla Rosenzweig Goldschlager Ghitla Rosenzweig Goldschlager

Moritz Goldschlager

Moritz Goldschlager

Another cousin had pictures of my great-grandmother Eva Seligman, but I did not have a photograph of my great-grandfather, Emanuel Cohen.  Until now.  One of the photos in my Aunt Eva’s suitcase was a photograph of Emanuel Cohen. I was so excited to be able to see his face.  It’s amazing how a photograph can…

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More About Gilman Bryant – My Great Great Grandfather November 1, 2015

Filed under: Genealogy,Genealogy Ancestors Family Tree — Janet @ 10:36 pm

Gilman Bryant was born in Peacham Vermont in 1784.  In 1807 he was in his early 20’s he moved from Peacham to Mount Vernon Ohio.  He was one of the first settlers in that area of Ohio.  Not long after he settled there along the banks of the Vernon River, he married Elizabeth Thrift, another early settler.  Her family came from Virginia and her father was an itinerant minister.  Elizabeth and Gilman married on March 2, 1809.  Gilman was 25 and Elizabeth was 17.


I just googled Gilman Bryant and discovered an apparent treasure trove of information about him – so I will laboriously write no more until I receive the book I just ordered from Amazon.com.  The wonders of the internet!


Am I Really Related To……. September 4, 2015

Filed under: Ancestrydotcom,Genealogy Ancestors Family Tree — Janet @ 5:41 pm

Am I really related to Kings and Queens of England?  Tracing my genealogy on Ancestry.com, I find that my 13X Great Grandfather was King Edward IV.  Interesting!

From Wikipedia

King Edward IV.jpg
King of England (more…)
Reign 4 March 1461 – 3 October 1470[1]
Coronation 28 June 1461
Predecessor Henry VI
Successor Henry VI
Reign 11 April 1471 – 9 April 1483
Predecessor Henry VI
Successor Edward V
Spouse Elizabeth Woodville
among others
Elizabeth, Queen of England
Mary of York
Cecily of York, Viscountess Welles
Edward V of England
Margaret of York
Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York
Anne of York
George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Bedford
Catherine of York, Countess of Devon
Bridget of York
House House of York of the House of Plantagenet
Father Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York
Mother Cecily Neville, Duchess of York
Born 28 April 1442
Rouen, Normandy
Died 9 April 1483 (aged 40)
Burial St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
Religion Catholicism