Category Archives: Genealogy

A Future Genealogy

Donna Markale and Alexi Baker got married.  They wanted to be egalitarian of course, so they hyphenated their names.  They had a daughter named Jean. Jean Markale-Baker married Hans Holzer-Pennick.  They wanted to be egalitarian of course, so they hyphenated … Continue reading

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Poor Protestant Grandma’s Catholic Gentry Heritage

The first English settlers arrived in Maryland in 1634.  My first Maryland ancestors arrived there sometime before 1643.  Hester Evans, my ninth great grandmother on my paternal grandmother’s side, was born that year in Charles County, Maryland.  So, my earliest … Continue reading

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The Jenkins Men and their Watch

My maternal grandfather William Tyger Jenkins passed on to me an old pocket watch on December 19, 1997.  His uncle William Thomas Jenkins Jr. gave him the watch.  William Jr. received the watch from his father William Thomas Jenkins Sr. … Continue reading

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The Adventures of John and Keziah White

Increasingly, it is genealogy that draws me to history.  And what draws me to genealogy is my desire to trace out lines of influence upon me in the present.  I offer one interesting story from my ancestors.  The information comes … Continue reading

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