This serene looking church in Naverstad, Västra Götaland County, Sweden is the parish where August Julius Olson was born on 17 January 1866 to the maiden Oleana Nilsdotter. No mention is made of Gus's father in the parish record. On his marriage license Gus gave his father's name as Ole Bryngel (circa 1896) and his birth place as … Continue reading Those Places Thursday: Naverstad, Sweden to Tacoma, Washington
Those Places Thursday
Those Places Thursday is an ongoing series by Cheryl Palmer of my Heritage Happens through GeneaBloggers. The main focus is for participants to blog about places where your ancestors have spent time. I like how she ends each of her blog posts by saying, “Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!” My sentiments exactly. Thanks, readers! Good luck as you track down your family’s ancestors!
Doran Sisters – From Ireland to New Jersey – Those Places Thursday
This beautiful portrait is of Ellen "Nellie" Doran McVeigh Smythe Pearson (1884-1932) on the right, and it was most likely taken when she was a young woman in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The lovely linen blouses, and scarfs, accent their fair Irish complexions and gorgeous hair styles. They could be Gibson girl models. Since the photo … Continue reading Doran Sisters – From Ireland to New Jersey – Those Places Thursday
Those Places Thursday – Doran Brothers – Harrison and Newark, New Jersey
This charming family photograph, from the early 1940s, is of Bernard and William Doran, taken near 525 Hamilton Street, Harrison, New Jersey. I love how they are looking straight into the camera with those smiling Doran eyes, standing shoulder to shoulder. William John Doran (1893-1961) was the younger brother. My grandfather, Bernard Doran (1890-1947), is … Continue reading Those Places Thursday – Doran Brothers – Harrison and Newark, New Jersey