Firstly: Happy Hallmark Day, Wikipeeps!
Could have said "Happy Singles Awareness Day" but that might have been much. How are we all doing? Hope things are good!
On the genealogy front, I posted a blog about one of my greatest discoveries: https://allroadhaverhill.blogspot.com/2020/02/52-ancestors-week-7-favorite-discovery.html
This one was a deep cut to my childhood. When I was growing up, my family and I spent weekends in the summer at a marina overlooking Newburyport from the Salisbury side of the Merrimack River. Turns out I am related to the guy who owned that marina!! Details in the blog. It was so wild. Never saw that coming!
On the DNA front, I am trying to figure out where this 400+ cM match for my great-aunt falls. I THINK I know where he might go. But, I'm not sure. I want to look at his DNA matches to be sure. Instead, I asked one of his DNA matches to see how she matches with him. I've talked to her before about stuff and it might be less awkward.
In any case, I deferred him to a pro genealogist named Dana Leeds. Maybe she can help him figure things out. Here's hoping. 400 cMs is pretty close to my great-aunt. 200 or so with my dad and 75 with me, I think.
Looking at the shared matches, I have an idea of where he might go. But, I need more than that. Like cold hard facts. That would be nice.
On the non genealogy front, winter seems to be coming and going in odd phases around here. Not complaining because I hate shoveling. But, winter is almost over. So that's a good thing. Just wish it snowed a LITTLE more. Not saying it needs to be a ton. Just enough because it helps the garden. It's the circle of life, guys!
Have a great weekend!
Oh and can someone let me know if this works? I did a Tour builder of where my family was in Haverhill in the 1930 census. I think I did it right. Some places, it seems, has been torn down: https://tourbuilder.withgoogle.com/builder#play/ahJzfmd3ZWItdG91cmJ1aWxkZXJyEQsSBFRvdXIYgIDg8ITh4wkM
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. Red markers are direct ancestors. Blue are cousins.
I picked 1930 for obvious reasons. It's the first census where all branches of my family are in Haverhill (And Newburyport). 1920 had my dad's maternal side there. Not his paternal side.
I've started doing a bit for the 1950 census.