Category Archives: 52 Ancestors

Happy Birthday Dorothy Lorraine Strange March 18, 2019

In memory of my sister (technically half-sister – full name Dorothy Lorraine Strange) Lorraine on her birthday. I covered Lorraine‘s story in this blog post: 52 Ancestors Week 11 The Sister I Never Knew – Dorothy Lorraine Strange. Here’s her … Continue reading

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Will My Search for Half-Siblings Be Successful?

I have three (3) known half-siblings. By known, I am referring to knowing that how many I have been told about. To break them down, they are all females. One is on Mom’s side, 52 Ancestors Week 11 The Sister … Continue reading

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Meet Effie & George — Applegate Genealogy

This week’s 52 Ancestors prompt is “Winter,” and it immediately reminded me of a photo I received from a Bond family cousin years ago. In the photo, the ground is covered in a blanket of snow, and wagon tracks and … Continue reading

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Southeast Kansas Genealogy Road Trip 23 June 2014

This post was started in mid 2014, but I kept forgetting about it. I hinted about a genealogy road trip in my 52 Ancestors Week 25 post. This road trip took place on Monday, 23 June 2014, covered 10 Kansas … Continue reading

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52 Ancestor Week 24 Lowell Athelston Kring Born in January or June

When was Lowell Athelston Kring born. January or June? According to Find-A-Grave, it’s June https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93364345/lowell-athelston-kring  (on BillionGraves – you will need to log in to see the record: https://billiongraves.com/grave/person/1682026 ) in some records and January in other records. WWI and WWII … Continue reading

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52 Ancestor Week 27 Margaret Helma (Koehn) Posey

Here’s the story behind the challenge if you want to participate. http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks. Amy’s recap of Week 27 (link will be added as soon as Amy posts one). According to Ancestry.com, Margaret is related to me as niece of husband of sister-in-law of … Continue reading

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52 Ancestor Week 25 Charles and Paul Arthur Kring of Fort Scott Kansas

Update: Charles looks to be Charles Edward, the son of William and Rebecca Kring. Still no word on Paul’s relation to the family. Update January 17, 2018: Paul is the grandson of William and Rebecca Kring through their son, James … Continue reading

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Successful Meeting of Genealogy and Mental Health

This entry for the 52 Ancestors challenge by Schalene Jennings Dagutis is a great example of a way around some of the problems associated with mental health roadblocks in genealogy research. Diaries are kept by many people and may contain a lot of … Continue reading

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52 Ancestor Week 22 William Kring – Why Kansas?

Updated January 11, 2018: With the help of a friend, I was able to determine that William and Rebecca are buried in the same cemetery in Lyndon as one of their daughters. Here’s the story behind the challenge if you … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors Week 23 Three Krings (Sarah, Simon, and William) Move to Kansas

Here’s the story behind the challenge if you want to participate. http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks. My entry this week takes on a different tack from most of my earlier 52 Ancestors entries.I focused on three siblings who moved to different parts of Kansas within a … Continue reading

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