Thursday, March 31, 2011

Towns of our Ancestors - Doeden of Appingedam, Netherlands

Appingedam, a trading seaport located in northeastern Netherlands, came into existence around 1200. This was the hometown of Jan Doeden, a cooper, who arrived in Philadelphia and settled in  Germantown during the time of William Penn.  In the earliest years of the Germantown settlement, Jan Doeden farmed and grew apples and pears on the lot just north of the Pastorius tract.
Many original medieval premises can still be found in the center of Appingedam. The most famous sight is the hanging kitchens above the Damsterdiep channel.

Hanging kitchens in Appingedam
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Monday, March 28, 2011

Capt. Edmund Du Casteel at Sea in 1702

From the letters of William Penn and James Logan, Secretary of the Province of Pennsylvania, is a reference to our 7th Great-Grandfather, Edmund Du Casteel:
Source: Correspondence between William Penn and James Logan, secretary of the province of Pennsylvania, and others, 1700-1750: From the original letters in possession of the Logan family, Volume 9; p.132; William Penn, James Logan.
Published by The Historical society of Pennsylvania, 1870
(available on Google eBooks)
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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Black Sheep Sunday: Darn that Prohibition Law!

In 1922, our Great Grandfather, Ignatz Kollain, was ...ah....caught.

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Prohibition began on 17 January 1920, with the Eighteenth Amendment. A total of 1,520 Federal Prohibition agents were given the task of enforcing the law.  The Amendment was repealed in 1933.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Elizabeth Taylor


Elizabeth Taylor
 02/27/1932  -  03/23/2011

Click image to enlarge.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tech Tuesday: Genealogy App for Google Android

Family Bee – Genealogy Software for Google Android
Family Bee is a full-featured, robust family tree browser. It allows you to view information about families and individuals stored in GEDCOM genealogy files.  
At a cost of  $10 this program lets you:
  • store an unlimited number of trees
  • supports fast searches over the individuals in the trees
  • provides specialized views of families, individuals, "pedigree" trees, and descendents
  • includes facts, events, notes, and sources

For more information see:  Beekeeper Labs  
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

The 1684 Baptism Record of Nicolas Robillard

From the Quebec Vital and Church Records 
 Drouin Collection

Nicolas Robillard,
son of Claude Robillard & Marie Grandin.


Paroisse La-Visitation
Champlain, Quebec
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Friday, March 18, 2011

Follow Friday: Respond to Devastation in Japan

CRS Ready to Respond to Devastation in Japan

Catholic Relief Services is working to bring aid to the many thousands striken by the earthquake and tsumani that devastated northern Japan.  You can help now by using the above link to donate.
Thank you,

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Ides of March & the Assassination of Julius Caesar

Gaius Julius Caesar, dictator of the Roman Republic, was assassinated on the Ides of March (March 15), 44 B.C., by a group of senators including his close friend, Marcus Junius Brutus

Julius Caesar's body was cremated in a great fire that lasted all the night long.  His ashes are located in the temple of Caesar, on the east side of the main square of the Roman Forum.
Below is the commemorative plaque located beside Caesar's altar.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

1830 Quebec Marriage Record of Lambert Robillard & M. Amable Salais

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(Margin): M. Lambert Robillard + Marie-Amable Salais.

(Act): on February 22, 1830, after publishing 3 marriage "bans" at the sermons of our parish masses and also at the masses of the parish of Ste-Anne, as it appears by the certificate of messire Fortin, curé of that place, dated from the 21 of the current (month), between Lambert Robillard, living in the parish of Ste-Anne, son of age of Joseph Robillard and of Josephte Minville of the parish of Ste-Anne, on one side, and Marie-Amable Salais from this parish, daughter under age of deceased François Salais, farmer in his lifetime, and of Rosalie Lafleur from this parish, as no objections was found, we undersigned priest of Ste-Geneviève have received their mutual consent and gave them the nuptial blessing in the presence of (?), brother-in-law, of Jean-Baptiste (?), friend of the bride, of Joseph Robillard, father of the groom, of Joachim Robillard, his brother, who, as the spouses and the witnesses declared they were not able to sign.
(Transcription by genealogy friend, Pierre, who very generously assists me with French-Canadian records - Thank you!)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Celebrating a 2nd Blogiversary!


Today is the Second Blogiversary of Tangled Trees, and I just want to express how grateful I am to all who read my varied postings.  Hopefully they will continue to inspire you in pursuing your genealogical quests.
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

The other half of the brick wall puzzle: Ancestors of Philanese Ducharme of Quebec

With the wonderful assistance of Pierre Ducharme & Muriel of the American-Canadian Genealogical Society, I was finally able to get a copy of the marriage record of Philanese Ducharme and from that identify her parents and establish her ancestry.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bauman, Bittman, Grosz, & Reinhardt of Bakonyozslop, Veszprem, Hungary

These are unidentified family photos from Bakonyoszlop, Veszprém county, Hungary.  We know from the writing that the first one is of the Bauman family, but that is all we know.  Other related family names are  Grosz, Bittman, & Reinhardt.

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I am hoping (fingers crossed) that someone will find this post and help identify these lovely people who we strongly suspect are related to us.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: Martha A. (Casteel) Pullium of Macoupin Co. IL

Modesto, Macoupin, Illinois

Martha Ann (Casteel) Pullium (1845-1924)
b. 16 Dec 1845 in Tennessee
daughter of James M. Casteel & Susan Underwood
Wife of  Drury Andrew Pullium
d. 11 Aug 1924 in Macouin Co. IL
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Sentimental Sunday Drive in New Bedford, MA

Lorraine St. John, age 4, with her Grandmother, Marie Anne (Turgeon) Lefebvre (1886-1969),
and her step-sister, Lillian Machon.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Louis V becomes King of the Franks


On 2 March 986, Louis V, son of  Lothair of France & Emma of Italy, became King of the Franks
At fifteen years of age Louis married Adelaide of Anjou who was thirty-three and on her third marriage. She  soon divorced him and left his house in 984.  Louis died at the age of 20 in 987.
Ancestors of Louis V of France:

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