Happy Mother’s Day, Haplogroup L3!

Yes, a genetic genealogy remembrance of Mitochrondrial DNA Day! Here are my mothers (my matrilineage), as far as I know them, with their spouse’s name in [ ]: Lillian Gines (living)[H.V. Manson] Annie Florida Corrine Long (b. 1902, Kansas City, MO; died 1986, Kansas City, MO)[Wm. E. Gines Mary Elizabeth Johnson (b. 1870, Clay County, MO; died 1946, Kansas City, …Continue reading →

Jamboree: Coming This Weekend!

The 40th Annual Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree commences Friday, June 26, 2009 at the airport Marriott in Burbank.  This is the largest genealogical convention on the west coast.  And this year’s event will be great!  The are 55 speakers, nearly 100 lectures and lots of special events.   For example, on Friday, Tukufu Zuberi, Ph.D, of the acclaimed PBS series, …Continue reading →

Mom’s Diamond Jubilee

Mom & Dad, 2003 This week, my mother will celebrate her 75th birthday. Seems like just yesterday we were marking her mother’s 75th birthday. That was 1977 and my mother then was younger (by almost a decade) than I am now. How does that happen? Tick, tock! Tick, tock! Mom was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Her father, Eddie Gines, …Continue reading →

Those Mothers of Mine

On Mother’s Day, my post was “The Mothers of Me,” which seems to have proved popular. It was suggested that I link to previous stories I’ve written about each of them. So I’ve done that. And here’s a photo of my mother who gave birth to me. Thanks, Mom!

The Mothers of Me

Lillian Manson Annie Florida Corrine Long (1902-1986)Sylvia Lejay (1863-1940)Mary Elizabeth Liza Jane Johnson (1870-1946)Sarah Gilbert (1849-1920?) Syntrilla Brayboy (1843-1920) Harriet Mitchell Bettie [Brayboy] (1800-?)Hannah Clark (1798-1881) Paternal Line Jessie Bowie (1909-1973)Hattie Bryant (1888-1944)Bettie Sanford (1872-1955) Maria Martin (1861-1931)Amanda McCray (1848-1924)Emely Scott (1831-1910?)Matilda Manson (1843-1910?) Amanda [Martin] (1841-?)Jane Manson (1826-1900?)Susan Francis Thweatt (1822-1892) Charlotte Manson (1797?-?)Catherine A.S. Hamill (1795-1879)Arra Anna Reese …Continue reading →

Mother of Mothers

Ave MariaGratia plenaMaria, gratia plenaMaria, gratia plenaAve, ave dominusDominus tecumBenedicta tu in mulieribusEt benedictusEt benedictus fructus ventrisVentris tuae, Jesus.Ave Maria Ave MariaMater DeiOra pro nobis peccatoribusOra pro nobisOra, ora pro nobis peccatoribusNunc et in hora mortisEt in hora mortis nostraeEt in hora mortis nostraeEt in hora mortis nostraeAve Maria

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