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19 May 2012

Ross Family and Some Old-School Genealogy Research

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Today’s post is about my Ross family and some old-school genealogy research. I never knew my mother’s father, who died a few years before I was born. The youngest of ten children, William Watson Ross (1892-1947)  emigrated from Aberdeenshire exactly one month after the Titanic [...]

8 Oct 2011

Schumann of Massow, Pomerania, Prussia: Surname Saturday

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Research has gotten less complicated now that I know my German ancestors really were Prussian. I’ve had some success lately with the Schumanns, my great-grandmother’s line from Pomerania. Anna Schumann’s father, Friedrich Wilhelm, was certainly adventurous. He left his native village of Massow for nearby Freienwalde, where he married his [...]