Archive for ‘February, 2009’

My Brickwall Ancestor: John KELLY, (1840-1905) – Madness Monday

Per Miriam’s splendid suggestion, I’m going to attempt a writeup of one of my current challenges in family history. (I’m not overly fond of the phrase…

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Wordless Wednesday: Nicholas John KOHL and Bertha WEYRICH KOHL, 1945

Nicholas John KOHL and Bertha WEYRICH KOHL with their grandson, P H Tierney, July 1945. Kohl, Nicholas and Bertha, with P H Tierney, Tipp City, Miami…

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Tombstone Tuesday: Thomas Francis KELLY (1873-1942)

Kelly, Thomas grave marker, St Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Union City, Randolph, Indiana, USA; photograph by Suzanne Stamper-Youmans, 23 Apr 2008. Digital copy privately held by Jean…

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Data Backup Day – backups, you, and me

As a computer system administrator for decades, the necessity of backups is drilled into my hindbrain. I will never forget my first day at a groundbreaking…

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Finding John KOHL (1840-1903)

Early in my genealogy career, I ran into a third cousin (hi, Craig!) who was a gem with sharing information and photographs. This naturally inclined me…

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Hug Your Local Library

My encounter with the Clark County [Ohio] Public Library should have been the first clue. I wrote them to order a batch of obituaries I found…

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Tombstone Tuesday: John KELLY (1840-1905)

Kelly, John grave marker, St Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Union City, Randolph, Indiana, USA; photograph by Suzanne Stamper-Youmans, 23 Apr 2008. Digital copy privately held by Jean…

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Tombstone Tuesday: Johanna LEAHEY KELLY (1848 – 1894)

Kelly, Johanna grave marker, St Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Union City, Randolph, Indiana, USA; photograph by Suzanne Stamper-Youmans, 23 Apr 2008. Digital copy privately held by Jean…

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Wordless Wednesday: William James TIERNEY and Margaret Theresa KELLY TIERNEY

TIERNEY, William James (1870-1937) and Margaret Theresa KELLY TIERNEY (1872-1911), standing center. Robert Emmett KELLY (1885-c. 1940), seated right. Photographed c. Apr 1908 by unknown photographer,…

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Tombstone Tuesday: Margaret Theresa KELLY TIERNEY (1872-1911)

Tierney, Margaret grave marker, St Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Union City, Randolph, Indiana, USA; photograph by Suzanne Stamper-Youmans, 23 Apr 2008. Digital copy privately held by Jean…

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