Category Archives: Letters to my Ancestors

A Posthumous Honor for another Great-Grandfather

On January 20th, which just happened to be Inauguration Day in America,  I posted a photo of a Presidential Memorial Certificate signed by Barack Obama that I’d just received in the mail.  It honors my great-grandfather William P. Donar, who … Continue reading

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A Presidential Honor on Inauguration Day

Last spring I wrote a post entitled “Civil War Week” which featured three Civil War related activities I had been pursuing.  One of them was to obtain a headstone from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  for my great grandfather, … Continue reading

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Edward Kennedy: Civil War Pontonnier!

(This is the  first in a series of Letters To My Ancestors that will be appearing from time to time on the GeneaJourneys blog.) Oh, Edward–the things I have learned about you in just the last few months! Eventually, I … Continue reading

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