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And the Wall Begins to Crumble

I’ve been wanting to know more about the parents of Hulda WACH (i.e., my third great-grandparents), but have only had a few pieces of information:  the surname and the mother’s first name (Amelia).  I’ve talked about this brick wall a few times here on my blog, and in fact, just wrote about it a few days ago for Randy’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun post.

Had I entered the information from the death certificates I collected a few weeks ago, I wouldn’t have needed to write that information in the last post.  Why?  Because I found Hulda’s brother’s death certificate…and it lists the names of the parents, including…wait for it…Amelia’s maiden name!  So I now know that my third great-grandparents are Henry WACH and Amelia WIETZKE.  Woo-hoo!!  Making progress.  Happy dance!!

  • Lori E says:

    I often can be heard yelling out “score” upon finding a tidbit of info that I have been searching for. My family already knows I’m nuts so they don’t even take notice any more.

    June 12, 2009 at 12:56 pm
  • Julie Cahill Tarr says:

    You crack me up, Lori!

    June 12, 2009 at 1:01 pm
  • Ginger Smith says:

    That’s awesome you found her maiden name! I love death certificates. I collect as many as I can because they have been really good tools at mapping individual families. Keep up the good work!

    June 17, 2009 at 9:04 am

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