Archives: January 2014

Judy Russell is Keynoter for 2015 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference

Even as the Ohio Genealogical Society is putting the finishing touches on its 2014 Annual Conference — 30 Apr-3 May, 2014, at Kalahari Resorts, Sandusky, Ohio — it is announcing the keynoter and venue for the 2015 Annual Conference. The following news release was issued yesterday by the event’s co-chairs Deb Deal and Kay Hudson:

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52 Ancestors – #2: Learning About Matthias Flaugh, Revolutionary War Ancestor

Johann Matthias Flaugh (also spelled Flach) arrived in Philadelphia in 1773 as a 19-year-old immigrant from Rimhorn, Hesse, Germany. He was my fourth great grandfather, living most of his life in America in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. I started gathering information on Matthias early in my involvement in genealogical research. More recently, I have benefited from

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Accepting the Challenge: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks — #1 Frank Nikkari

Today I accepted the challenge issued this morning by Amy Johnson Crow in her blog, No Story Too Small, of posting a blog once a week for a year about an ancestor. Go to for details from Amy. My first post will be about my uncle, Frank Nikkari, who emigrated from Finland in 1904

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