A cousin of my husband’s, who reached out to me last month from Family Tree DNA, helps me genetically identify our first and most recent common McNamara ancestor. Now the work begins to more fine-tune that discovery by isolating the maternal and paternal sides of that inherited shared DNA.
My husband’s 3rd great grandfather William Jewett McNamara (1834-1911), immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 18 with his five younger siblings in tow after their parents died. They set sail on the Sch. Albatros [sic] from Horton (now Hortonville), Nova Scotia, Canada, and arrived in Boston Massachusetts on 27 August 1852.
My 27th entry in Amy Johnson Crow’s “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” family history blogging challenge. The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. The flapper hairstyle dates […]
Sharing an autobiography written by my husband’s grandfather. Born in Arizona Territory, William Wallace Greene went on to Stanford medical school, because a surgeon, and served in WWII.
My husband’s grandparents William Wallace Greene and Jean Alice from Harless married in Maricopa County, Arizona on 18 May 1933.
My husband’s father, as a toddler, in his sailor stripes. I haven’t had much time for research the past few weeks, but I will continue to at least share old family photos until I resume my research. Since I shared a photo of my dad last week, this week’s Family Photos Friday submission is a […]
Hester “Hessie” Hemphill McNamara (1863-1941) This week’s “Family Photos Friday” features a well worn photo I discovered just this week in the Public Family History Content of Ancestry.com, from Public Tree member jad3164. The subject is my husband’s great-great-grandmother, Hester “Hessie” Hemphill McNamara (1863-1941). I myself haven’t done much research on our McNamara line, but fortunately, there are […]