This week's family photo...
General Nathanael Greene Nathanael Greene // Charles Willson Peale, 1783 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]