Friday, June 12, 2009

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 said...

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.

Julie Cahill Tarr said...

You crack me up, Lori!

Ginger Smith said...

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!

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