Category Archives: April 2016- A-Z Challenge

A-Z Challenge Surnames Z

ZILTCH, ZERO, ZIP….NO Z SURNAMES I’m sure I’m not the only one during this challenge that has no Z surnames. I must confess I do have one- but it’s a person who married into our family in the 1600s in … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge Surnames Y

Yes, we have no Y names either…. YIN YANG   This, my 2nd last post in the A-Z Challenge is going to be about YIN YANG. (and it’s never Yin AND Yang, by the way, as the words are supposed … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge Surnames X

No surprise we have no X surnames…. What starts with X?  Well…sounds like X? EX-SPOUSES I’ve been pretty lucky with this one. We really don’t have any ex-spouses in our tree believe it or not! We have some spouses who just … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge Surnames W

WILLIAMS Alban Williams (birth/death date unknown) Alban Williams married Flora Louise Macdonald in St. Andrew’s Church, on Rodney Street, in Liverpool, on August 22nd, 1854. It was a good match as far as her father was concerned. He made an … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge Surnames V

No V Surname either! So let’s talk about taking a vacation. Yes, a vacation! Who hasn’t dreamed of travelling to their ancestral home? For me it was Italy and the fact that I still have relatives who live there. Since … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge Surnames U

  There is no U surname in my tree…. Therefore, I will do what I did for the O surname that I don’t have either. I’m going to talk about UNDERSTANDING SOMETIMES INFORMATION CAN”T BE FOUND. This is a hard … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge Surnames T

T for TONUS TONUS is the surname of my paternal grandmother Maria TONUS. She was born in 1912 and died in 2007. She came from a very large family with 12 children. Longevity runs in the family as she was … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge Surnames S

S as in SPEED SPEED FAMILY OF FIFE In a previous post I’d mentioned that my husband’s grandmother was the one who got me hooked on genealogy. Her maiden name was SPEED. Her father William Marshall SPEED was killed in … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge Surnames R

R as in RODGER Our Rodger family connection starts with Margaret RODGER born in 1813 who married James MATTHEW on the 14th of June, 1835 in Longforgan, Perthshire, Scotland. When Margaret married James he was listed as a ploughman in … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge Surnames Q

Q! Not many have a surname starting with Q. We are one of them! So I will talk about our ancestor John QUARTZ Moore. What a cool middle name! It has to be a surname because I’ve never, ever heard … Continue reading

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