Straughen/Straughn Surname

My maternal grandfather's name is William Straughen (pronounced "strawn"). This name has gone through spelling changes in almost every generation since it arrived on US soil in the mid/late 1700s. William preferred the 'e' at the end. His parents went by Straughn, however in the preceding 3 generations both spellings were common. I look comically... Continue Reading →

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! May 23rd

I always have fun playing along with Saturday Night Genealogy Fun from Genea-Musings! You can check out his prompts on his blog and join in on the fun! The prompt for May 23rd: http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/05/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-your_23.html This week's prompt is to create a map of where you have been using the defocus blog website. Color coding indicates much... Continue Reading →

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! April 25

I always have fun playing along with Saturday Night Genealogy Fun from Genea-Musings! You can check out his prompts on his blog and join in on the fun! The prompt for April 25: http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-favorite.html This week's prompt is to select a favorite family photograph and share it. Below I have selected a photo of my mom's... Continue Reading →

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! April 18

I always have fun playing along with Saturday Night Genealogy Fun from Genea-Musings! You can check out his prompts on his blog and join in on the fun! The prompt for April 18: http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-when-i-was_18.html The current series of SNGF is to respond to some questions on the topic of “When I was young…” from Alona Tester’s... Continue Reading →

Fearless Females: March 18

The Accidental Genealogist is running her annual “Fearless Females” month of March. I’m so happy to be joining in, although admittedly a little late. I will attempt to catch up before the end of the month. If you want to see her blog and prompts you can look here: http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com/2015/02/back-for-sixth-year-fearless-females.html The prompt for March 18: "Shining... Continue Reading →

Fearless Females: March 17

The Accidental Genealogist is running her annual “Fearless Females” month of March. I got really behind this month due to several weekends of traveling for hockey, but I still think it’s a worthwhile series and I’m hoping to finish it out slowly. If you want to see her blog and prompts you can look here: http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com/2015/02/back-for-sixth-year-fearless-females.html The prompt... Continue Reading →

Fearless Females: March 16

The Accidental Genealogist is running her annual “Fearless Females” month of March. I got really behind this month due to several weekends of traveling for hockey, but I still think it's a worthwhile series and I'm hoping to finish it out slowly. If you want to see her blog and prompts you can look here: http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com/2015/02/back-for-sixth-year-fearless-females.html The prompt... Continue Reading →

Fearless Females: March 15

The Accidental Genealogist is running her annual “Fearless Females” month of March. I got really behind this month due to several weekends of traveling for hockey, but I still think it's a worthwhile series and I'm hoping to finish it out slowly. If you want to see her blog and prompts you can look here: http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com/2015/02/back-for-sixth-year-fearless-females.html The... Continue Reading →

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! April 4 & 11

I always have fun playing along with Saturday Night Genealogy Fun from Genea-Musings! You can check out his prompts on his blog and join in on the fun! I missed last week's prompt, but here are both of them together. The prompt for April 4: http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-when-i-was.html The prompt for April 11: http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-when-i-was_11.html The current series of SNGF... Continue Reading →

Fearless Females: March 14

The Accidental Genealogist is running her annual “Fearless Females” month of March. I’m so happy to be joining in, although admittedly a little late. I will attempt to catch up before the end of the month. If you want to see her blog and prompts you can look here: http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com/2015/02/back-for-sixth-year-fearless-females.html The prompt for March 14: "Newsmakers?... Continue Reading →

Fearless Females: March 13

The Accidental Genealogist is running her annual “Fearless Females” month of March. I’m so happy to be joining in, although admittedly a little late. I will attempt to catch up before the end of the month. If you want to see her blog and prompts you can look here: http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com/2015/02/back-for-sixth-year-fearless-females.html The prompt for March 13: "Moment... Continue Reading →

Fearless Females: March 12

The Accidental Genealogist is running her annual “Fearless Females” month of March. I’m so happy to be joining in, although admittedly a little late. I will attempt to catch up before the end of the month. If you want to see her blog and prompts you can look here: http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com/2015/02/back-for-sixth-year-fearless-females.html The prompt for March 12: "Working... Continue Reading →

Fearless Females: March 11

The Accidental Genealogist is running her annual “Fearless Females” month of March. I’m so happy to be joining in, although admittedly a little late. I will attempt to catch up before the end of the month. If you want to see her blog and prompts you can look here: http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com/2015/02/back-for-sixth-year-fearless-females.html The prompt for March 11: "Did... Continue Reading →

Fearless Females: March 10

The Accidental Genealogist is running her annual “Fearless Females” month of March. I’m so happy to be joining in, although admittedly a little late. I will attempt to catch up before the end of the month. If you want to see her blog and prompts you can look here: http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com/2015/02/back-for-sixth-year-fearless-females.html The prompt for March 10: "What... Continue Reading →

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