My Common Ancestor with General Nathanael Greene

My Common Ancestor with General Nathanael Greene

General Nathanael Greene A few days ago, I shared the story of my Beals ancestors' involvement in the aftermath of the Battle of New Garden during the Revolutionary War. Thomas and Sarah (Antrim) Beals--both prominent Quakers in North Carolina--adhered to a strictly-pacifist interpretation of the Christian faith, but after the fighting had ended, the Beals [...]

Twelve Generations to Tristram

Twelve Generations to Tristram

This week's 52 Ancestors prompt is "Twelve," and instead of highlighting a relative with twelve children or an ancestor with twelve siblings, I decided to trace my family tree back twelve generations to one of my 10th great-grandparents. If you follow my paternal line of Cook ancestors--winding from my great-grandmother Fern through a handful of [...]

Photos Through the Generations

Photos Through the Generations

I've scanned dozens and dozens of boxes of family photos over the years--most of which belong to my grandfather, an only child and the last member of our Kuznicki line--but I've never paused to consider how many photos I have for each line of my family tree. Randy Seaver--the writer and genealogist behind Genea-Musings--asks us [...]