Wednesday, January 5, 2011

#82 2010 Year in Review

Where My Leads Have Taken Me

Well 2010 has flew by and now it's 2011. So where has genealogy taken me? A little late for a year in review, but I've always been a bit of a rebel.

Starting this year I rediscovered my cousin Lori Breese Krout And have been communicating with her once in a while.

Of course through Lori I meet the Glass sisters Ginny and Marta. They are the daughters of Marion Breese Glass, who has done a ton of Breese research. We met them at their reunion and found a picture of Colonel John R. Breese!!! This of course was the find of the year

I of course have friended the girls on Facebook and Marta has proven to be willing to help me out in my search.

I also met a few new cousins from my great-great-granduncles David Raynor Breese, John Breese, and Henry Manderville Breese over the e-mail. I'm not sure where this will lead but hope that I can get some good information from them.

I also started work on gathering and updating information on Caroline Breese and her husband William Brown. What I know about the family so far comes from Col Brees if Basking Ridge. I have since added more, finding the names of the husbands of Caroline's daughters and have discovered her grandchildren. I've also traces their movement to Illinois and nothing beyond. Working on this branch will take a while because the information is scant.

In other news I now have photos of my great-grandma and my great-great-grandpa's headstones, thanks to Find a Grave and their volunteers. Thank you very much.

Speaking of my grandpa Pollock, I discovered something shocking on the Kearney website...according to the cemetery list grandpa pollock died of a gunshot wound. One day I will have to look into that.

On top of my research I've been helping my dad out redoing his file. I've been opening up my archives for him...I have a lot more information on the Breese side of the family. It also involved giving him all my censuses.

I've also been blogging on this blog for a year on this blog!!! I hope to move forward into my 2nd year!!!

PS The Princeville Heritage Museum has a new why don't you go and check it out at ?

Tags: Princeville, Breese, Brown, Colonel John R. Breese, Princeville Heritage Museum, Henry Manderville Breese

1 comment:

  1. One year - that is good mile marker! Congrats.
    Regards, Theresa (tangled trees)