I am on vacation this next week, hopefully squeezing in a trip to the courthouse and a cemetery or two. We’ll see.  Our main mission is to relax and take some time off from “real” life.

Here are my favorite finds for this week:

Did Your Ancestors Reboot? at Clue Wagon

A Look at Columbariums at A Grave Interest

Girlfriends! at Who Knew?

Are you ready to uncover the shocking? at Heritage Happens

The Bishop of China.  Really? at Into the Briar Patch: A Family Memoir.

A few new blogs that I started following: Silver Branches, Shaking the tree, AncesTrees, and Ahnentafel.

And some pictures from this past week:

  • Cheryl Fleming Palmer - May 3, 2013 - 3:52 pm

    Thank you for the mention for my post at my Heritage Happens also for bringing my attention to another post I hadn’t seen! Beautiful pictures too!ReplyCancel

  • Su Leslie - May 3, 2013 - 4:32 pm

    Thanks so much for following my blog, Shaking the Tree.ReplyCancel

  • Debi Austen - May 4, 2013 - 1:59 pm

    Thanks so much for the mention, Jen! I’m glad you’re blogging about genealogy again :-)ReplyCancel

  • Mariann Regan - May 6, 2013 - 11:12 am

    May you have a wonderful vacation, and I hope it feels just as “real” as your non-vacation life! What lovely pictures. Who is the beautiful young lady represented both in black-and-white and in color??

    And thank you for including my blog post among your favorite finds. I’m honored, and I’m glad you enjoyed it. Most grateful!ReplyCancel

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I stumbled across this article while looking for my Mowery ancestors.  As far as I know, this man is not in my line.:)

Arrest Man Who, Women Say, Has Hypnotic Kiss

Atlantic City, N.J., Sept. 12 – A man identified by police as Jess Ray Mowery known in San Francisco as “the man with the hypnotic kiss,” was in custody today.

Police Chief James McMenamin, who said his prisoner had been “satisfactorily identified” as Mowery, notified San Francisco police, who were on their way here to return him to the coast, where he is wanted on bigamy charges. The prisoner denied he is Mowery.

Mowery was dubbed “the man with the hypnotic kiss” after two women charged he married them after captivating them with his kisses.

  • Mariann Regan - May 2, 2013 - 8:09 pm

    Now there’s an intriguing story! Too bad this hypnotic Mowery wasn’t in your line. : ))ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Fleming Palmer - May 3, 2013 - 3:54 pm

    To funny! ;-)ReplyCancel

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Samuel Weeks (1811-1895) was my husband’s 3rd great-grandfather.  This was not his first marriage.  He was married to Sarah A. Parks in 1841.

State of Indiana, Clark County, Sct:

To any Person Empowered to Solemnize the Rites of Marriages in said County, Greeting:

You are Hereby Authorized To  join together, in the honorable state of Marriage,

Samuel Weeks and Martha R. Smith

for which this shall be your sufficient warrant.

Given under my hand, as Clerk, and the Seal of the Circuit Court of said County, at the town of Charlestown, this 4th day of October 1876

Alez? James, Clerk

State of Indiana, Clark County, SS:

This is to satisfy that Samuel Weeks and Martha R. Smith were joined together as Husband and Wife, by virtue of a License issued by the Clerk of the Clark Circuit Court, this 4th day of October 1876, by me

R.L. Howe, VDM


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