In the first part of this series I explained how I was making an effort to further my chances of matches through Ancestry DNA by expanding my Grénier lines downward from siblings of my Grénier ancestors. In conducting this research I came across an interesting marriage record between Francois Henn and Marguerite Illégitime Anonime. In the first post I provided the information I currently have on Marguerite and developed a plan of researching for the identification of an illegitimate child in French-Canadian parish records. This second part of the series will now identify any illegitimate Marguerite’s listed in the parish records of Ste-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie. I’ve stayed within the parish records in my search. Broadening my search outward to any illegitimate Marguerite in Canada at this time would be an unreasonable search in my opinion.Read More
In an effort to further my chance of making matches through Ancestry DNA, over the past week I have been expanding my Grénier lines downward from siblings of my Grénier ancestors. In conducting this research I came across an interesting marriage record between Francois Henn and Marguerite Illégitime Anonime. This post provides the information I currently have on Marguerite and develops a plan of researching for identification of an illegitimate child in French-Canadian parish records.Read More
I came across an old photograph in my mother’s album of old family photographs which depicted my great-grandfather, Valentin Brönner, and several of his fellow soldiers posed in a unusual manner. Considering the time frame that this occurred (1918) and the fact that Germany would shortly surrender, moral should have been low on the German side, yet it was good to see grown men, in the hardest of times, improvising for the camera lens in a comedic fashion. P.S. My great-grandfather is the one holding the pitchfork!Read More
This past weekend I was able to head out with the boys from Troop 59 and do a little camping at the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Park. The purpose of this campout was for the boys (big boys too) to earnÂ a distinct medal which signifiedÂ they hadÂ completed an 11 mile hike answering the questions concerning the civil war battlefield located there. Overall the campout was very successful, there was an abundance of history, deer, fog, and rain. The photos below that my wife and I tookÂ show off all of that. You can click on the link to get a larger...Read More
I recently wrote a book reflection at Webified Development where I took the concept of “finding your sweet spot” from Cure For the Common Life by Max Lucado, and turned it into an article on website development. After all, web developers are more successful and much more happy doing the things they enjoy, things they do well, and things that can bring some financial freedom. Finding your sweet spot in life will make you a lot more successful too! The Sunday after I wrote that article, Pastor Jay decided he would preach a sermon entitled “Pursuing Your Purpose.” How convenient! Like Lucado, Pastor Jay isn’t talking about web design, but rather achieving your God ordained design. He used 1 Cor. 9:24-27 as the backdrop for his sermon: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (New International Version) 24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26 Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. 27 No, I beat my body and make it my slave so...Read More
A website devoted to me, may at the outset seem superficial, but I hope as it progresses you find it unique, tasteful, and enlightening. The concept of this website has changed over time. I started in back in 2005 as a blog concerning my various online activities… it became as convuluted as my brain can often be. So I felt as 2009 came about it was time to restart the blog with a new outlook and purpose, one more defined and specific. So this blog will focus on what the title says… a personal blog of Dennis Partridge. Out goes the business talk, in comes updates that are more personal and family oriented. So pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy… If you have something you’ll like to contribute, you can always do so using the comments on every...Read More
Personal Blog of Dennis Partridge
Web entrepreneur. Hobbies include genealogy, coding, reading and outdoors.