Patrick is the only one of my orphaned grandfather’s siblings I ever met. I remember Grandpa crying when Uncle Pat died. Grandpa was crying over the loss of his brother. But, more significantly, Grandpa was heartbroken over the loss of the only biological family member with whom he ever had a real relationship.
This is part of my “Genealogical Inspirations” series highlighting some of my key milestones, to commemorate the release on Monday of the 1940 US Census. In 2002, I was able to beat down a big brick wall that I’d faced the first year I started researching my own family history — trying to find any […]
An old sketch of the GRCOH, that I came across a bout a decade ago on the web. I failed to keep the source citation, but will gladly attribute (or remove, if contested) as soon as I find the source again. I mentioned in a post last week about the break-through I had, as a […]
The 1930 U.S. Census. Enumeration District 15-173, Sheet No. 2A. Buffalo (Erie) New York. (Source: Ancestry.com) This post is a part of a “Genealogical Inspirations” series I am writing — sharing my own early personal genealogy milestones — to commemorate the public release of the 1940 U.S. Census on April 2nd. In my last post, […]