Leonard was the middle brother of my grandfather. I never met him. I know almost nothing about Leonard. I did not even know Leonard existed until I found that very first lead about my grandfather’s family history, the 1930 U.S. Census record.
Since my visit to the Family History Library this past February during the 2014 RootsTech conference, I have been focusing more on researching my maternal grandfather’s Flanagan and Kennedy lines. These lines have always been problematic for me due to my grandpa being orphaned as a young toddler and then separated from his older brothers. Until June of this year, I had been unable to find Sarah Kennedy or her children on the 1920 Census.
After finding that 1920 city directory I discovered yesterday for my great grandmother Sarah KENNEDY (1898-1930) and her first husband Frank J. WARD (b. 1895), I spent some time looking for additional records on Ward that might provide more information about my great grandmother and her children. I came across Frank Ward’s WWI Draft Registration […]
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, […]