Genealogical Lightning Strikes Twice

Genealogical Lightning Strikes Twice

Diane wasn't the only one getting lucky with Footnote in the office today—I found my great-grandfather's naturalization papers in Footnote's Northern Ohio naturalizations collection!My great-grandfather's witnesses on his petition for naturalization have opened up a few new avenues into discovering Wasyl's life. (I don't recognize either of the names...

Diane wasn’t the only one getting lucky with Footnote in the office today—I found my great-grandfather’s naturalization papers in Footnote‘s Northern Ohio naturalizations collection!

My great-grandfather’s witnesses on his petition for naturalization have opened up a few new avenues into discovering Wasyl’s life. (I don’t recognize either of the names.) I feel lucky to have found such a great photo of him—I only have one other—and a signature, to boot? Goldmine!

I had a little fun with Google Maps, too—it turns out that Diane’s great-grandfather and my great-grandfather lived a mere 2 miles from each other on Cleveland’s West Side around 1940. Maybe they once met!

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