Craigievar Castle, the great seven-story castle, was completed in 1626 by William Forbes, ancestor to the "Forbes-Sempill family" and brother of the Bishop of Aberdeen, Patrick of Corse. By the early 19th-century, the tower had fallen into decay. Sir John Forbes had considered demolishing the tower but Aberdeen city architect John Smith advised against it, stating the tower was: "one of the finest specimens in the Country of the age and style in which it was built." The castle is now managed by the National Trust for Scotland. Learn more at https://www.clan-forbes.org/craigievar-castle #clanforbes #clanforbessociety #gracemeguide #lonach #castleforbes #scottish #genealogy #scotland #familyhistory #forbes #forbeshistory
I had the privilege of sitting down today with the great Diane Rehm. It has been well over a decade since I was last interviewed by Diane for my novel, Family History. So much has changed in the past fifteen years. My son was a toddler the first time I sat in this studio. Today, he’s a college freshman taking the metro around D.C. and hanging with me on my tour. And, of course, a few other things have changed, too. Now, when I look in the mirror, I make more sense to myself. The link to the show is in my bio. I hope you’ll have a listen!
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This week's prompt for #52ancestors
is "I'd like to meet"
This may be surprising to my family, but I'd like to meet my paternal grandfather's father, my great-grandpa, Peter Paul Jaster.
Peter was a first generation American, the son of Polish immigrants. He grew up in the small Missouri farming town of Pierce City before moving to St. Louis. He worked as a grocery store clerk and night watchman. It was rumored he ran a speakeasy out of his basement during Prohibition.
His father committed suicide when he was 23 and one of his daughters married into the mob which would result in his grandson's death in a car bomb in the 1970s.
But Peter didn't live to see that. He died in 1945 from myocarditis, when my grandpa was only 17. Grandpa never talked about him and my dad never knew him. .
I would hope I would be pleasantly surprised by him, but based on the track record of my father's family, he would probably be exactly as I would expect 😐
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My great-great grandma Crewse. Born in eastern Tennessee, in 1856 she came by covered wagon to Missouri with her husband and five small children, leaving everything behind. Today I got this precious gift in the mail, a real tintype of her likeness. #soblessed #myheritage #myancestry #genealogy
Sent some pictures to my second cousin today. ❤️ How fun it is to find new relatives. 😊
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I love this picture of my great grandparents ♥️
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(LONG POST) I originally posted this on my Instagram Stories but I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the results, and what it means to me and for my identity. I first completed the 23&Me genealogy kit in May 2015 after seeing a couple of my friends results. It made me curious about my own genetic breakdown.
Like most Black Americans, I didn’t know where I came from. Obviously I knew I had African ancestry. I knew it was most likely in the region of West Africa, which saw the most traffic as part of the Transatlantic Slave Trade due in part to its proximity to the coast. But I could not tell you which specific countries my ancestors descended from, and that can cause quite the existential identity crisis.
My last name is Bernard. I’ve been a Bernard for the last 34.5 years, and it’s a name I love with all my being but the reality is it is also not who I really am. It’s most likely the last name of the slave owner who stripped away the last vestiges of my ancestors - their culture, religion, loved ones, their identity, their name. You went from being a person to becoming a possession.
23&Me recently made a major update to their database that now includes specific countries in Africa and Asia to further trace back your lineage. While I always suspected I was partially Nigerian (suspected... what an interesting word to use), finding out I am also a mix of Sierra Leonean, Congolese, Ghanaian (a country I’ve always wanted to visit) finally gives me the sense of belonging that’s been missing for a long time.
Swipe to see my full DNA 🧬 breakdown. I included that last picture because I’m looking at myself a little differently, and because I think I look hella cute. 😅 #genealogy #identity #discovery #23andme
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Happy birthday to my “big sister” Nancy!
Nancy is 22 months older than me, and we were inseparable during our childhood. I can just imagine how proud my parents were with their first child, their little baby girl. Nancy is a great person who I love dearly!
Royal Noble Francois de Beaumont
He was born in 1512 or 1513 at the château of La Frette (Isère). [In other version, he was born around 1506 in the fortified house of his father in Villard-Castle, in the town of Adrets.] He was the son of Georges de Beaumont, baron of the Adrets and Jeanne Guiffrey. He married Claude Gumin with whom he had several children.
During the reign of Henry II of France he served with distinction in the royal army and became colonel of the legions of Dauphiné, Provence and Languedoc. From 1525 to 1559, he waged war in Italy, where he distinguished himself by his bravery under the orders of Marshal Brissac. He was taken prisoner in 1558 by the Spaniards in Moncalvo and must pay ransom to free himself. In 1562, however, he joined the Huguenots, not from religious conviction but probably from motives of ambition and personal dislike of the house of Guise.
You are who you come from without doubt or contradiction. Reconnect to your royal lineage.
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True Depiction of(Moorish) King Henry II of England
Henry II (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189), also known as Henry Curtmantle (French: Court-manteau), Henry FitzEmpress or Henry Plantagenet, ruled as King of England, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, Count of Anjou, Maine, and Nantes, and Lord of Ireland; at various times, he also partially controlled Scotland, Wales and the Duchy of Brittany. Before he was 40 he controlled England, large parts of Wales, the eastern half of Ireland and the western half of France—an area that would later come to be called the Angevin Empire.
Henry was the son of Geoffrey of Anjou and Matilda, daughter of Henry I of England. He became actively involved by the age of 14 in his mother's efforts to claim the throne of England, then occupied by Stephen of Blois, and was made Duke of Normandy at 17. He inherited Anjou in 1151 and shortly afterwards became the Duke of Aquitaine by marrying Eleanor of Aquitaine, whose marriage to Louis VII of France had recently been annulled. Stephen agreed to a peace treaty after Henry's military expedition to England in 1153, and Henry inherited the kingdom on Stephen's death a year later. Henry was an energetic and sometimes ruthless ruler, driven by a desire to restore the lands and privileges of his grandfather Henry I. During the early years of his reign the younger Henry restored the royal administration in England, re-established hegemony over Wales and gained full control over his lands in Anjou, Maine and Touraine. Henry's desire to reform the relationship with the Church led to conflict with his former friend Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury. This controversy lasted for much of the 1160s and resulted in Becket's murder in 1170. Henry soon came into conflict with Louis VII and the two rulers fought what has been termed a "cold war" over several decades. Henry expanded his empire, often at Louis' expense, taking Brittany and pushing east into central France and south into Toulouse; despite numerous peace conferences and treaties, no lasting agreement was reached.
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➡Cuando se trabaja con el Transgeneracional, la palabra reparar es muy utilizada, ya que al comenzar a investigar acerca de los ancestros, sus historias, vivencias, dolencias, dramas, experiencias, creencias, y de mas, siempre vamos a descubrir que estamos reparando la historia, vivencia, experiencia de algún ancestro de nuestro transgeneracional. 🤔
Sucede consciente o inconscientemente, cuando solucionamos un conflicto familiar que no se había resuelto antes en nuestra historia ancestral .✅
De que forma reparamos programas inconscientes❓❓
. ➡Podemos reparar por ejemplo a través de la Profesión que elegimos, la pareja, o incluso con enfermedades. . 👉Ejemplo: Si en mi árbol genealógico estoy muy vinculada a una abuela que era alcohólica, mi forma de reparar ese programa de alcoholismo podría ser: no tolerar el alcohol, o quizás siendo enóloga, u otras formas.
Pensaste que podrías estar reparando de tu historia❓❓
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ANCESTRY: "Get your genome sequenced to discover your genetic genealogy." Despite being born from British parents, it seems that our ancestry tracks all the way back to Ireland, moving to southern England and then to the north-west where I was born.
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Patron - Feb. 12, 1874-Business notes, owners and endorsements from 1st edition of the Birmingham Iron Age in 1874
Biography: Luther Leonidas Hill born January 22, 1862 - photograph
Catch Episode 3 of Finding Your Roots on PBS TONITE! Reporting on the Reporters featuring journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry, & Lisa Ling https://abundantgenealogy.com/tonight-finding-your-roots-featuring-journalists-christiane-amanpour-ann-curry-and-lisa-ling/ #genealogy #findingyourroots
My great-grandmother Hillechina Thomas. Born 5th May 1871 Hoogezand and died 28th July 1925 Groningen. Her daughter Koosje Maria Thomas, my grandmother, I was always told that she was an only child. I discovered that my grandmother had seven siblings. My great-grandmother had married to a Thomas Alders in 1891 and had three children. Thomas Alders died suddenly in the year 1895, then it all becomes a mystery with five more children with no mention of the father on thier birth certificates. Hillechina Thomas marries again to a Albertus Tissing in 1923 in Groningen, they had no children together. This is the only photograph I have of my great-grandmother, I hope to find more relatives and photographs one day. The search continues. ...
Week 3 #52ancestors
would like to meet.. I’d like to meet many of my ancestors but right now, I’d like to meet my Great Grandparents, William and Mary. Their youngest daughter Gladys is my Grandmother. I feel like they both had such hard lives and suffered more loss than most on my family tree. William Married his first wife Ann in December 1906. They had 3 children in the next 3 years and lost the 2 eldest within 3 months of the third being born. Their next child lived for less than a month in 1912 and their last child together died aged 2 months in 1913. They lost 4 out of their 5 children then Ann died in 1914 aged 28 years old. Whilst William and Ann were married Mary married Cedric, her childhood neighbour and sweetheart, in 1913. He joined the Sherwood Foresters and was sent off to serve in France. He died in March 1918. Mary was pregnant with their daughter Irene who was born in August 1918. Both now widowed and each with a young child William and Mary got together and had their first child Kenneth. He died aged 9 months. Their next child Frederick was born in 1921. Gladys arrived next in 1923 with William and Mary getting Married 18 months later. 9 years passed and their youngest child John was born in 1935. Sadly, Frederick also died aged 21 when my grandmother Gladys was 20. I think he may have had learning difficulties of some kind, I remember being told that my gran said her brother ‘had something wrong with him and was a bit slow’ (I apologise for any offence caused as I know that’s not the best description buts it’s all I have to go on) Mary passed away 5 years later In 1948 and William lived until 1965 when he was 81 years old.
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This clip always makes me giggle and immediately takes me backa few years to when I took up genealogy. The other night a lady messaged me because she was a close match to us. Her father was my uncle. We have a "new" 1st cousin, my uncle has a new niece and my cousins have a new sister! Her and I talked for 3 hours on the phone. It was almost eerie how comfortable the conversation was. Like catching up with a long lost friend. We have been blessed with many new surprise family members in the last few years. Each and every one has been a great experience and we wouldn't trade any of it for the world. Xoxox #ancestrydna
While exploring the internet for more Tellius trivia (you know, like you do), I came across a video featuring all the unused content from POR. If you've finished the game I highly suggest you search it up and watch it. There's all sorts of interesting tidbits in there.
One of those little tidbits is this unused sprite of Soren. I'm currently replaying path of radiance and just got up to chapter eleven. That's the chapter where all your laguz allies (Ranulf, Lethe, and Mordecai) are all wearing hoods to hide their laguz features. I was thinking maybe this sprite had a similar purpose for that chapter but instead of covering up stripes or ears, it's meant to cover up Soren's brand. This was probably scrapped (assuming this was the case) since in the final version, Soren doesn't find out the truth behind his brand until the Begnion arc.
And that's all for today from theory time with trueblades!
My research question for the 14 day #ResearchLikeAPro
challenge is: Who was Mariah Keaton? So far, all I know is that she was my ancestor's sister. I have her headstone and obituary from findagrave. Tomorrow I will write the complete objective.
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Иногда клиенты хотят художественно оформить своё древо в виде плаката, или баннера. В карусели фрагменты некоторых моих работ... 🤓
“What combination of memory, history, imagination, experience, subjectivity, genetic substance, and that ineffable thing called the soul makes us who we are? Is who we are the same as who we believe ourselves to be?” Inheritance A Memoir of Geneology, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro. This book was released earlier this month, and I was delighted to have it pop into my holds this week after having requested it to be ordered by the library when I first heard about it. (Shoutout @anniebjones05
So compelling. I typically don’t get through actual books-audiobooks are the means by which I get any reading done these days- I couldn’t put this down. I loved the way she structured her story and look forward to reading more of her work.