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ANCIENT EVENINGS
A Personal Journey

and

Family Genealogy


(ANCIENT EVENINGS - A Personal Journey) is intended to remind us of those invisible chords which so inextricably bind us to our past.

In order to understand just who we are we must first understand from whence we came.

(ANCIENT EVENINGS - A Personal Journey) will look into the past in an effort to understand the present, and ultimately, the future.

This page will look at and attempt to explore the Italian roots of the MITCHELL & CATONE family lineage relating to my paternal grandparents, James Mitchell and Mary Catone. We will also research the Austrian-Hungarian roots of the PENZER & FORECZ lineage as relates to my maternal grandparents, John Penzer and Esther Forecz. This is a personal journey which should have been made long ago.

DEDICATED TO THE PRESERVATION OF ALL THINGS OF HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL VALUE






Genealogy
1: An account of the descent of a person, family or group from an ancestor or from older forms.
2: Regular descent of a person, family or group of organisms from a progenitor or older form.

Genealogist
A person who traces or studies the descent of persons or families.

Meriam-Webster: Tenth Edition - copyright 1995




This site is being built and maintained by, James J. Mitchell ... who, as it so happens is "me" ... I am a full-time (Aviation Sciences/Professional Pilot) student at Oklahoma State University, and, am employed full-time as a tractor-trailer driver for a local distribution company here in Tulsa. My time is therefore somewhat limited, but my enthusiasm for the subject matter of this site keeps me motivated.

This site is currently under construction. I must apologize if it seems slightly disorganized or incomplete; this will change. As you visit over time you will see many changes, hopefully meaningful changes that will improve and enhance your visit. The primary reason for this sites existence is my passion for the subject matter and a driving desire to discover my own "roots" ... so, please bear with me as I hack and slash my way through the tangles of HTML coding in an effort to build something of value. Thanks. J. J. Mitchell.

This page and everything that can be made possible from within this page is dedicated to my very understanding and loving wife, Linda, and, to my parents, William Paul Mitchell (1901-1970), and Elsie Penzer (1916-1995), who are the reasons I am so passionate about this work.


I can be contacted either by e-mail at JJMitchell@MailExcite.com or you can use the Guestbook below.







IMAGES FROM WORLD WAR I
The Great War

World War I Photograph
"Skeletons for Love"

The above photograph is taken from a collection of WWI photographs which it is said "depicts a gentler view of the Great War" ... a lull in the fighting perhaps; the circumstances are not known for certain ... however, the image of the soldier in the lower left-hand corner is thought to be that of, William P. Mitchell ... the father of the author of this web page. If anyone visiting this site recognizes this photograph or might have some information about it please contact the site owner through the Guest Book below. Thank you.




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Important Links to Help the Genealogist, Historian and the Curious

Saratoga County New York - GenWeb
Part of the NY GenWeb - coordinated by "Heritage Hunters" ... a group which is dedicated to studying and preserving genealogical and historical materials in and around Saratoga County, New York.


Clinton County GenWeb
Part of NY GenWeb - providing numerous resources for Clinton County genealogy.


Rensselaer County, New York (Genealogy)


NYS Archives & Records Administration
(SARA) a vast resource for all things of an historical & genealogical significance for NY State; i.e, archives, exhibits, publications, services and much more. Good site to start genealogy research.


Ellis Island
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. -- explore the "Immigration Museum" ... visit the "American Immigrant Wall of Honor" and the "American Family Immigration Center".


Italian American Web Site of New York - Main Page


American Photographic Historical Society


Detroit Publishing Company Photographs Home Page
"Touring Turn-of-the-Century America ... photographs from (DPC), 1881-1920". Reference - "American Memory".


George Eastman House


Genealogy Home Page
Personal home page with links to New York State ... Italian and Austrian-Hungarian genealogy. This site also has links to European web sites (Italian GenWeb, Austrian GenWeb and Hungarian GenWeb).


European History WebRing


Pictures etc. WWI, The Great War




The Delaware & Hudson Railroad



Railroad Retirement Board


Bridge Line Historical Society
Historical Society of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad.


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Since March 26th, 1998
Last Updated Saturday, November 20th, 1999

With help from my daughter
Jamie





Email
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Tulsa, OK
USA




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