Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Holiday absence

Dear Reader,
Please pardon my absence this past month.  Not only the holiday season but personal tribulations prevented me from attending to my regular postings recently.  I'll definitely be getting back on track and posting on a regular basis soon.

Thanks again,
Marianna

Monday, November 19, 2012

Reuben CRAIG 1812-1878

       Reuben CRAIG is hubby's 3rd great-grandfather.  According to a family history put together circa 1980's, the CRAIG family originated from Scotland.  When I started to go back in generations I came across a website (abt. 2009) of the CRAIG family name that had some of the same names in my ancestor charts.  Looking through this website I discovered this person claims the CRAIG's are High Dutch (which I learned meant they were of German descent).
       A search on Ancestry.com in the 1870 census leads me to my Reuben, but no others.  After more research, I find one who passed away in Feb 1880, Allenstown, PA born abt. 1812 - Pennsylvania; father was born in Prussia.  The only thing that matches is the birth year and location, so is this my Reuben?  Family history says my Reuben passed away in Indiana around 1878.  So who is this Reuben that I found?
       A stumble at FindaGrave.com provides a clue, my Reuben did pass away in 1878, but still doesn't answer who this other Reuben is.  Or if my CRAIG family is still related to the one I found on that website.  And I still don't know if this family is Scottish or German descent, so I'll be looking for more clues on Reuben's family to get a clearer picture.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

To begin...

It is said that something is more fun when you share the experience.  I've tried to share the genealogy bug with my husband and kids, but they just don't get the excitement of why looking for hours and hours at old books in a library, or in a cemetery and stumbling across that one piece of information that brings down the brick wall, causes laughter, tears of joy, and victory pumps in the air.  That's where you, my reader come in, I'm going to share all the exciting news that I find out about my 2,949 family members.