By tim, 6 June, 2024
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In this slightly belated Memorial Day episode of Genealogy By Tim G., I remember the life and service of David Kline Donley, who perished during World War I in September of 1918 at Prauthoy, France.
By tim, 30 April, 2024
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It's been a slow news month, genealogy-wise, and I recorded a little too close to the deadline to create a proper ancestor spotlight. Here is a short episode detailing some of the goings on in my life, on the podcast, and on the server. These include a possible upcoming career change, a largely successful migration to YouTube Music, and a server software upgrade to Fedora 40. I close the episode by reading from the On This Day and Upcoming Events block of my Webtrees installation.

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By tim, 30 March, 2024
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After a few brief updates on some old business, I spotlight the life of Harriet Harrison Pollag, aunt of William Pickersgill "Pud" Harrison, III. She was born on March 12, 1878 and died before her time eighty years ago today, on March 30th, 1944. Harriet was born a twin, beloved by friends and family, became a single mother at the age of 31, and an expatriate at 36 when she married Hermann Pollag, an alien and German national. Harriet seems to have attempted repatriation following the death of her husband in 1927, and the outcome of this apparent attempt remains to be discovered.

By tim, 28 February, 2024
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While waiting for the State Archives of Mykolaiv Oblast to release the 1876 birth record of Louis Anflick, I test-lauch a pair of map server application programs in an effort to take back ownership and control of my map data. Lastly, I offer the latest updates on my podcasts migration to YouTube Music, ahead of the Google Podcasts app's imminent demise this coming April.

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By tim, 31 January, 2024
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I make first contact with the State Archives of Mykolaiv in Ukraine, in search of documents pertaining to my Anflick ancestors. The archive has apparently accepted my request and I am currently awaiting the result. Work continued on transcribing the descendants of Peter Mumma from Mumma.org to my own web site. We learn of the untimely demise of Herbert L. Mumma in 1905 in a manner I thought happened only in action movies and cartoons. Lastly, I shout out a pair of my podcast inspirations, Scott Fisher and Lisa Louise Cooke.

By tim, 29 November, 2023
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While traversing the descendants of Frederick Mumma on Mumma.org, I came across the profile of professional businesswoman Mabel Rettew Kissinger (1885-1972), my fourth cousin three times removed, who, despite losing an arm at around the age of twenty, went on to become a corporate secretary, accountant, president of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Dayton, and ultimately one of the highest paid women of that city.
By tim, 31 October, 2023
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Work on transcribing the vast database at Mumma.org into my family tree software with the present focus on the descendants of Frederick Mumma (1767-1822) and a future focus on the descendants of Johannes Mumma (1763-1829). Roxborough High School administration offers provisional approval for an after-school genealogy club, to be facilitated by yours truly—but only if yours truly can drum up enough interest. Lastly, and ancestor spotlight on Earl and Esther Hable. I supposed you could call them a "power couple" that stayed together in the face of great physical challenges.

By tim, 30 September, 2023
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This month I follow a breadcrumb trail of Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution application sources to an unrelated Columbia doctor who owned an original first- or second-edition Luther Bible which might have recorded the Hougendoblers' family history all the way back to 1522. Links are in the show notes.
By tim, 28 August, 2023
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The end of summer is nigh! In today's episode, I tell you about my amazing finds from this summers trips through Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, and to Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. I was able to photograph some ancient Hougendobler gravestones in Milton, and some very old Mumma(h) gravestones in Lancaster. I also stumbled upon some obscure and informative travelling pastors' records at The Lancaster County Historical Society, now more commonly known as LancasterHistory. Links are in the show notes.