Author Archives: Jennifer

Walking In Henry’s Footsteps: Vicksburg National Military Park

As most of you know my fascination with my 4th Great Grandfather, Henry F Frizzell, I’ll spare you the boring details. To learn more about him, please see my original post here: http://midwestmentality.com/blog/2013/07/01/henry-f-frizzell/ and in a follow-up post at this location: http://midwestmentality.com/blog/2016/02/16/henry-frizzell-has-become-a-fascination-to-me/ Which … Continue reading

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Pond Creek Road – A Road of Many Memories

When I was a little girl my maternal Grandfather would often take me to “the country” to visit his parents, Bufford “Bud” Nickles. Sr. and Alma (BURNIA) Nickles. They lived on Pond Creek Road. On the drives down there he … Continue reading

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Rachel (Sutton) Burnia – Burial Place Confirmed

My maternal grandfather has reached the wise age of 83 years old. About a month ago he asked me to go with him so he could show someone where some of our ancestors are buried so that that information wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Ancestry DNA: My Daughter’s Results

<1% Africa (North) Primarily located in: Morocco, Western Sahara, Algeria, Libya Also found in: Spain, Portugal, the Middle East 52% Europe West  Primarily located in: Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein Also found in: England, Denmark, Italy, Slovenia, Czech … Continue reading

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Ancestry DNA: My Maternal Grandfather’s Results

  60% Great Britain Primarily located in: England, Scotland, Wales Also found in: Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Italy 37% Europe West Primarily located in: Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein Also found in: England, Denmark, … Continue reading

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Henry Frizzell Has Become A Fascination to Me

I’m sure most of you can tell that I took a little genealogical break during 2015. However, I didn’t let EVERYTHING go. I just didn’t post about it, until now… The more I learned about Henry and his story, the … Continue reading

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So Why Do We Study Family History?

It’s a question asked by people who don’t quite understand it and have usually never tried it. The answers are usually sorted dependent upon who you’re asking. Some study their family history for medical reasons (a quick glance at our … Continue reading

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The Birth of Alexander Andre LaChance: Bernier (Burnia) Connection

After Louis Bernier (John Walter’s father) passed 23 Mar 1854, Rutha married Francois (Frank) Edmond LaChance 24 Dec 1863. It is listed in some family history records (not sure if this is done because Alexander took on the name LaChance, if … Continue reading

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Nickels/Nickles in the Military

William Henderson Nickels, Jr., son of William Henderson, Sr. and Rebecca (Evans) Nickels, was born March 27, 1832 in Nickelsville, Scott Co., VA. He died March 15, 1916 in Duffield, Scott Co., VA. William was a merchant before and after … Continue reading

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Deguire | Madison County, MO: Deguire Mountain & Post-Office

Just noting this for documentation for those researching the Deguire or Deguire dit La Rose family line in Madison County, Missouri.   Deguire Mountain A Mountain in the western part of Polk Township, having an evelation of our hundred and … Continue reading

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