That Was Easier Than I Thought

July 2, 2021

This evening, I decided to see if I could find out more about one set of my Danish 4x great-grandparents by looking at their kids’ records.  I figured I could maybe back into some of their facts that way.  It’s worked before, finding a nugget or two in the next generation’s info… First, I tried to find marriage records for their son, Anders Peter Nicolaisen.  I know he was married…

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Another Family Tree Breakthrough!

May 13, 2021

Yippee!  Not only did I figure out who Hans Peder Nielsen’s parents were finally, but today I figured out his wife’s lineage after close to 8 long years!!  That gives me 29 out of my 32 2x great-grandparents’ info…  Just 3 left to figure out to have my first 62 direct ancestors or 4 generations nailed down. My 2x great-grandma’s American records list her as Maren Sophie Jensen in almost…

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Family Tree Breakthrough!

Sankt Peders Church, Slagelse, Denmark
May 5, 2021

Yay!  After almost 8 years, I was finally able to break through a genealogical wall on my mother’s mother’s line. I know they were from Denmark.  However, that side of the family has last names like Nielsen/Nelson and Jensen (think Smith and Jones in America). Trying to figure out which Hans Nielsen and which Maren Jensen are “mine” has been looking for a needle in a Danish haystack (country-sized).  Their…

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MyHeritage Deep Nostalgia™ Photo Animator

Dad, Cricket, and Me
March 9, 2021

So, this weekend, I discovered MyHeritage.com’s Deep Nostalgia™ photo animator.  (There went many, many hours playing with that tool.)  It’s fantastic and creepy all at once. I took some old photos of my dad and animated them out of curiosity.  It cleaned them up really nicely – sharpening the focus and making colors more clean/vivid – then made his face come alive.  Certain angles were a bit off, but the…

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