Grandmothers from Buranovo singing “Halleluja.”
Month: November 2018
“When the legend becomes fact…print the legend”
A great article!
“When the legend becomes fact…print the legend”:
The tragic death of Johann Conrad “JC” Muehleisen
By Jacqueline L. Starkey
Melcena Irvine Millison, 1889 – from family collection
My feisty, opinionated grandmother detested her middle name. That name was Melcena, given to her in honor of her grandmother, Melcena Millison. As a child, I was fascinated by this name that appeared to be handed down to unwilling recipients and was thankful that my parents did not follow family naming traditions.
When I began researching my maternal line, Melcena’s life was a focus area. I quickly found that to understand Melcena, I had to learn about her father, my third-great-grandfather, then known as Unknown Millison. Since no family researchers had yet identified him, he was a true brick wall. My research to break down that wall led me on a virtual journey starting in Germany and ending in Deadwood, South Dakota. Along…
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Rootstech 2019 Handouts
Thank you for visiting my website. Here are the pages I referred to in my presentation.
Take care and remember, if you need any help let me know.
Who is in My Family Tree Resource Sheet
Who is in My Family Tree Vocabulary Sheet
For additional ideas, check these following websites:
Genealogy for Kids: My Ancestors in the Civil War
Word Search Template:
Online game using records on Family Search
Looking for Roots
Pictures have a way of inspiring my writing and this one, in particular, speaks volumes.
This is what the artist, Nyree Reynolds, says about her wonderful painting.