52_Ancestors - 52 Weeks - Week 22

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I thought I was "far away" from ever finding out anything about my ancestors. Everywhere I turned I hit a brick wall.

Oh, my husband's ancestor's were so easy to find. Like picking apples off of the tree in your backyard. Everyone in town is related to him.

Not so with me.  Although I was born and raised in our little town, and my grandparents were raised in a little farm town just six miles away, I couldn't find anything.  angry

But being patient finally paid off.  Just adding one little letter to the name, and all of a sudden, I started finding all the information I needed.

This past weekend, I found my second great-grandparents, pictures and his will.  

Researching, diggings and getting your hands dirty really does pay off.

Things aren't as far away as you think.

My second-great grandparents.

Herman and Sophia Ohlenkamp Junker.

Click here for the image details page or here for the full-sized version (891 x 679).

WikiTree profile: Sophie Junker
in Photos by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
What a wonderful find Cheryl! She is very pretty, and the lace collar that comes down the front of her dress is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this great story.
Thank you Alexis. You are so kind. I wish I would have had a chance to meet them.

Thank you again.
Like you, my husband’s ancestry is far far easier trace tummy.I get as far as third great grandparents, and in one branch of his family he gets to a 25th great grandparent.
Those are wonderful pictures, Cheryl. Thanks for sharing!

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Just so you know, you REALLY REALLY need to bookmark the below Space Page


It gets updated EVERY week and has all the links to all of the weekly threads where you can write your posts.

The Week 22 thread is this one.


But I will mark this one as done.

And I do like the photos.
by Robynne Lozier G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
selected by Pip Sheppard
Thank you so much. I originally had it in the right spot, but could not get the pictures to post. Am having a difficult time with that.

Thanks for doing my job for me!
Yes I have trouble posting pictures in G2G as well - so now I just link to them...

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