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Madness Monday – I’m Really Connected To My Parents!

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I have grown up knowing that mom and dad were distant cousins, but I didn’t understand the connection until I started to research my family. Just for fun, I decided to use the relationship calculator in my Rootsmagic 4 program and was surprised that my mom and dad had more connections than I thought:

Mom-Dad

Then I decided to change dad’s name for mine and find out how many different connections I have to mom:Mom-Me

I was really surprised that there were eight connections, but when I changed mom’s name for dad’s I was shocked, to say the least!

Me-Dad

So, I thought to myself, what if I put my name in and calculated any connection between me and myself:

Me-Me

Now if that isn’t MADNESS!!

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Madness Monday – Nettie Kennedy

Henrietta (Nettie) Haines, my grand-aunt, was born in Welland, Ontario, Canada about 1875. She married William Lynch who was 11 years her senior on August 1, 1892. She was widowed after a few years and decided to go to New York with her younger sister, Jessie. She met and married David Kennedy who was the manager of a department store in Harlem. David Kennedy had three children, George, Irene and Clara.

On Jan. 13th, 1918 David came home drunk and and shot Nettie three times in the back of the neck. George heard his step-mother’s screams and came to her aide, and had his back broken by his father. Both Nettie and George died within a half hour of each other at different New York hospitals.

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