Throwback Thursday:

I hope you’re not getting sick of photos of my ancestors. I’ve been thrilled to have some to incorporate into my genealogy research — though I wish I had many more — and they fit in so nicely with the Throwback Thursday theme. The woman in the center of the photograph is my great auntContinue reading “Throwback Thursday:”

Throwback Thursday: Great-Aunt Pierina

A major genealogy find this week: I finally located the box that contains a lot of old family photographs. A few are originals. Most are copies. Some I had remembered and wished I could find; others I had little memory of. But this helps so much with my family history research! Here is one ofContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Great-Aunt Pierina”

Throwback Thursday: Committing Acts of Genealogy

I was up way too late last night committing acts of genealogy. A 4:00 am bedtime for one night wouldn’t be that big a deal — though, wouldn’t you know it, I woke up at 7:30 and couldn’t get back to sleep. Unfortunately, I also got to bed at 6:00 am the night before that,Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: Committing Acts of Genealogy”

Throwback Thursday: Indomitable Mary

Today I found a box of family photographs I’d been searching for since we moved three years ago. It contains, among others, this 1922 photo of my great-grandmother Mary Bartocci Tomassoni and her four children. Her husband, Antonio Tomassoni, had been killed the year before in a coal mine collapse, leaving her alone at ageContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Indomitable Mary”

Throwback Thursday: Plane Crash

Perusing an online auction site last week, I was stunned by a photograph that suddenly appeared on the screen. It was a newspaper photographer’s photo from 1946, of a plane crash on Long Island — with my grandfather’s name in the caption! I’ve always known that he was riding in a small plane piloted byContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Plane Crash”

Throwback Thursday: Siblings

April 10 was National Siblings Day, so I guess I’m a few days late. But I can’t resist sharing this old photo of my sisters and I as kids. This was on our family Christmas card one year; it was taken in front of the fireplace at our house in Scituate, Massachusetts, where we livedContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Siblings”

Throwback Thursday: 1921 Wedding

Welcome to this week’s edition of Throwback Thursday! Today, I’m spotlighting a photo that turned up in my family tree research. The photo is from the June 15, 1921, wedding of Angelo Sabatini (spelled Sabatino in some records) and Anna Donalovich in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Angelo was born in 1894, and Anna in 1906, both inContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: 1921 Wedding”

Throwback Thursday: Father Turon

I’d always known we had at least one Roman Catholic priest in the family. I also knew that my relatives seemed exceptionally proud to be related to him. Lately, my mother passed on some documents about his life, and I discovered more in my genealogical research. And now, despite being a less-than-devout Catholic myself, IContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Father Turon”