52 Ancestors Week 41: Newest

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in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.9m points)

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One of my ancesters made gehl whiskey in hartford, wisconsin.
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Pilot (143k points)
And how does this tie in with the "Newest" theme, Jennifer?
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This is a photo taken in 2004 at the grand opening ceremonies of the newest large memorial in Washington DC, the World War II Memorial. It is of the Freedom Wall, also known as the Gold Star Memorial Wall. The wall has 4,048 gold stars, each representing 100 Americans who died in the war. In front of the wall lies the message "Here we mark the price of freedom". My friend James E. Bates Jr and his wife had a special invitation to the ceremonies, and he took this photo for me, since he knew my father was part of the Gold Stars.

by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (576k points)
alexis what and unsual memoriel, in washington DC 2 world war, amazing building the golden star memorial

how kind of your friend to send this photo, special when your dad wad part of this

thank you sweet alexis for sharing this
Thank you Susan for your wonderful comment. My friend lived to be 100, and he and his wife were both naval officers during WWII. For several years he was the only living officer from the USS Pennsylvania. His wife is 98 and still doing well.

Wow sweet Alexis that is wonderful 100 years old, and his wife are still living, I am happy they had so many years together, and both was naval officers during WWII.

That is a wonderful story 

Yes, Susan and they both have been amazing people. When Jim was 98, he spoke for about 45 minutes at a Daughters of the American Revolutionary meeting, and we did a video. He told from memory about all the battles his ship was in and the dates. He could talk like it all happened yesterday.
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Since the pandemic prevents my doing research at libraries or courthouses, my NEWEST project involves looking at historical sites that are outside. Two weeks ago, I looked at the home of Samuel Harrison, a few blocks from my home. This week I went to Williamstown, Massachusetts and looked at the replica of of a regulation house.

When my grandfather's great-grandmother Pheba Cummings was born in Williamstown in 1774, her family probably lived in a house much like this one. When Williamstown was founded in 1753, a settler, in order to claim his land, had to clear 5 acres and to build a house 15 feet by 18 feet, with a chimney. As the years passed, these house were added onto; some of them are still extant.

by Joyce Vander Bogart G2G6 Pilot (159k points)
Joyce     what a gorgeous building, i realy enjoy looking at this house,

how exciting your Pheba cummings live in a house like this,  i would love tose it inside

Thank you for sharing this wonderful photo

I have never seen inside, but Wikipedia has a photo of the interior, along with more information.

Wow that was really interesting thanks for sharing the link love it
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A few months ago, before the Fourth of July, I made a visit to my great-grandfather (Edward H. Hutson)'s mausoleum crypt. It was the newest (to me, anyway) family grave that I had taken a photo of, despite him having passed away in 1980. The cemetery is actually quite nice as well, and it's a lot closer than we previously thought that it was. We updated the flowers on the crypt for the holiday, which was extra special for us because as it turns out, according to my grandfather (his son), he was in the US Navy. It was really nice to be able to honor him that way!

by Raven Martin G2G6 (9.8k points)
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The newest parish record I found 5 minutes ago. It is an ancestor of my mother, his name is Niclas Ditzel.

His name is written in the last two rows of the page:

Niclas, Ennes Ditzels son; Godparents Claus L├╝der the innkeeper. Wednesday 5. July 1570

The remark behind this baptism record says:

died 23. March 1632.

by Dieter Lewerenz G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
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Among the newest additions to my collection of clippings is a story about Gordon Brodigan (1912-1986) a first cousin twice removed, "star tackle" of his high school's football team in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Gordon caught an 11 pound pike using his talents as a football player! 

Football Tactics Help Fishermen to Get Big Pike

by C Ryder G2G6 Mach 8 (82.7k points)
Great story - thank you for sharing
Thanks for the laugh!
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My niece recently announced that she is expecting a baby girl.

This will be my mothers first great grandchild!!

The newest member of our family.

She is due in February 2021.

No profile for my niece or the new baby since they are both still living (or under age 13)
by Robynne Lozier G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
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My paternal grandparents have a total of 14 grandchildren, many of whom are older than me - there are new family members being born all the time (the newest born to one of my cousins last year, and another cousin is expecting).
by T. Dowding G2G6 Mach 3 (31.3k points)
edited by T. Dowding
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The two newest members of my family were born in 2019. One is my nephew and the other is my 1st cousin twice removed.

The newest departed member of my family that I could add to Wiki is my cousin Gloria who died on 26 Apr 2020.

by Elizabeth W G2G6 Mach 2 (21.3k points)
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I don't have any documentation for my brother's kids, and they're minors so I'd be reticent to post any info about them even if I did have it.

Instead, I'll post the newest family member I've discovered, George Bryant Carswell.  Like countless generations before, George was a farmer.  Later in life he owned and operated a barber shop in Gordon, Georgia.  

by Dorothy O'Hare G2G6 Mach 6 (68.2k points)
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According to relatives my Great Grandmother, Lillian Dodge (Fregine) had the newest equipment in her kitchen.

by Chandra Garrow G2G6 Mach 6 (60.4k points)
I am trying to imagine what her latest equipment was. When I was a kid, the neighbor kid told me they were going to get a thing called a "television", which was "like a radio that made pictures." I did not believe him.
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Newest ancestor is almost an oxymoron, since all of us were born with all the ancestors we will ever have.  But in genealogy, we are learning about our ancestors so when we find a branch we didn't know about yet, they are new to us.  I have been at this most of my life, so I don't find as many new ancestors as I did in the beginning, but there are still surprises and discoveries.

My newest ancestor is named Owen Gray b 1783 in Roscommon Ireland. We had stories from my grandmother, some very detailed, and it has been gratifying to be able to document them.  She knew a lot about his service at Waterloo, and could describe the battlefield with stories that had come down in the family.  We knew he had come to Quebec, and that he had one son and three daughters.  But we never knew his first name, his origin in Ireland, his military unit.  We were told we were Scotch Irish, certainly true for part of the family, and we thought he'd be from County Antrim, where we knew some of the relatives were from.  Roscommon is not Ulster, though close enough.

A new name to learn about, maybe a future trip to Ireland, but certainly something to research here.  Another ancestor who died in Canada, and perhaps a grave to discover.  And where will we find his wife, whose name my grandmother knew, Annie Clark, but about whom we can find nothing?   We can find the wife he married late in life, and we have hope of finding the Canadian aunts, or their offspring.

It is not exactly like the birth of a new baby, finding a new ancestor.  And yet it is.  Everything old is new again.

by Carolyn Adams G2G6 Mach 7 (79.6k points)
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My NEWEST is this photo I just posted to a Wikitree Profile that I just began last night. This is Walton Atwater Green, my 3rd cousin 3X removed. He was a publisher and Chief Prohibition Officer/Investigator for the U.S. Treasury (He probably didn't know that his great grandfather ran Green's Tavern in Chittenden, VT). The photo was taken in 1925 for the New York Times.

Walton Atwater Green, Chief Prohibition Officer

by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (657k points)
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My "newest" major event happen about a week ago ... I am 79 years old ... I enjoy playing golf a few times per week for about 6 months of the year that SD weather permits.

My newest event occurred while I was playing on the Castlewood, SD golf course ... I can't hit the ball near as far as I used to ... but that has its advantage that I don't lose too many balls ... anyway, I recently have started to play the more forward tees called the "senior tees".

Two great new things happened the other day ... first, I got a "hole-in-one" on the 9th hole ...  It is a 145 yard par 3 ... second, it is the first time ever that my golf score was equal to my age of 79.

Guess I am bragging a bit ... but this newest event is something I wouldn't have guessed would ever happened ... so please let the old guy vent a little.
by Bill Sims G2G6 Pilot (119k points)
I am impressed! Wikitree is a great site for telling things like that to someone who is actually interested. Let us know if you score 80 next year.
Congrats!! That's pretty cool :)
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Week 40 - Newest. The Newest, or most recent ancestor found in my tree, Mary Carthy-52, who was recently discovered, because I had to purchase her daughters marriage certificate to find out who both sets of parents were. So this also is the newest surname that I am connected to, being unaware of it prior to this. Hopefully soon, I will be able to do some more investigating, and could possibly push Mary's family back further too.
by Ben Molesworth G2G6 Pilot (139k points)
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I have thought on this topic for a day or two and have decided that my newest will be about my family's newest 5 generations,

Way back when I was a child I watched the excitement as my great grandmother and grandmother, aunt , cousin and her new baby lined up away from the sun to take a moment in time photo of the 5 generations together. 

This year I have watched on social media another dear cousin (who supported me through my first week of starting school and many other life changes since) share pictures of herself her daughter grand-daughter and great grandson with her mother (my dear aunt and the only living sibling of my mother).

Times change but the magic of seeing 5 generations alive together doesn't lessen for me.

by Rosalie Neve G2G6 Pilot (122k points)
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Here are some of the newest things I've discovered on my genealogical adventure: https://allroadhaverhill.blogspot.com/2020/10/52-ancestors-week-41-newest.html

....People save old electric bills?
by Chris Ferraiolo G2G6 Pilot (546k points)
An enjoyable read - thank you
Thanks! =D I'm glad you liked it!
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My newest genealogy discovering is that a 3rd cousin found me , she is adopted and has hardly any info on her birth parents but she matched on Ancestry. I checked out our shared matches , from what I can tell my 2nd great grandparents on my dad's mother's side that they are also her ancestors but that is far as I got . I do not mention more info here as to for privacy but I am excited , I am hoping she reaches out to the Wiki Tree Adoptive Angels for help and she has a friend that is going to help as well so maybe we can figure it out .
by Janine Isleman G2G6 Mach 7 (73.6k points)
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Newest. Last time I shared the oldest of my 2x great-grandparents. Today, I will go back one generation, and find the "newest" (most recently born) of my 3x great-grandparents who was NOT born in the US. Because all of my 2x greats were American born, but of my 3x greats I have 4 on my father's side and 5 on my mother's side, who were born in Europe and settled in Indiana or Ohio sometime in the mid 1800s. Three were from England; six were from Germany, although some were classified as Prussia or France at the time (the Rhine Valley). 

I can't pinpoint when exactly they immigrated, so I just picked the most recently born, who was Anna Maria Conradina Schuckmann. She was born in Detmold, Lippe, Germany in 1838, which makes her quite a bit younger than another ancestor in that generation born in 1803. At age 10 (1848) she came with her parents and settled in Indiana. She married Karl Henrich Wilhelm Hamke , another German immigrant farmer, in 1860, and they had eleven children. She may have gone by "Mary" once she was settled in America, although the family culture remained German for a generation or two before her granddaughter married a non-German and named my grandfather "Carl" instead of "Karl". She passed away in 1922 and is buried in Freelandville Memorial Cemetery in Knox county, IN.

by Katherine Chapman G2G6 Mach 4 (42.5k points)
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How Dutch court guardianship records were able to break through a brick wall and add generations on to my tree. https://buildingdnabranches.wordpress.com/2020/10/12/guardianship-court-52-ancestors-newest/

by T J G2G3 (3.5k points)

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