The Marczynski Ten

The Marczynski Ten

Thomas Walter Marczynski was born on December 26, 1878 in Poland to Jozef Ludwig and Theresa Katherine (Bonczak) Marczynski. He and his older siblings--Gertrude (b. 1858), Mary (b. 1865), Franciszka (b. 1868) and Casimir (b. 1871)--left for the United States at the turn-of-the-century, and they all worked for the railroad in Dunkirk, New York. Three [...]

Maude’s Diary, 1948

Maude’s Diary, 1948

Maude's diary is 5 1/2 inches tall & 4 inches wide Maude Ora Merrill, the daughter of William Oliver Merrill and Frances Annabelle Nelson, was born in 1889 in Pomfret, New York. She and her older sisters--Celestia (b. 1881) and Amy (b. 1886)--were incredibly close (Maude was my great-grandmother's, Beatrice Maude Peterson's, namesake, after all), [...]

Quaker Roots Road Trip

Quaker Roots Road Trip

For my virtual road trip, I decided to research my 4th great-grandmother, Sally Bond. (Read more about the geneablogger road trip at Elizabeth O'Neal's Genealogy Blog Party on My Descendant's Ancestors.) Here's what I knew: Sally married Pleasant Bond and had my 3rd great-grandfather, Thomas Bond, in 1846 in Indiana. Thomas' daughter, my great-great-grandmother Mollie Sally [...]