Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Carl Alexander Stier ( my maternal grandfather) with his parents Vesty Burton Stier and Leila Cunningham in Harrison County, West Virginia about 1910.


  1. Welcome to Geneabloggers!

    Regards, Grant

  2. Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family saga novels:
    "Back to the Homeplace" and "The Homeplace Revisited"
    The Heritage Tourist at In-Depth Genealogist:

  3. I learned about your blog via Geneabloggers, welcome!
    Reading it, it struck me that the Stier name sounds very Dutch. Being Dutch myself, I was very much interested. I also have a blog with many genealogical subjects. One of my posts shows a survey of foreign genealogical blogs/sites showing Dutch origin surnames. The URL is The idea is to try and establish contacts between people who have an interest in the same surname. There are numerous cases in The Netherlands where people emigrated centuries ago without leaving a trace in Dutch archives. With my blog I try to bring Dutch and foreign (mainly US/CAN) genealogists together.
    Therefore, I like to have your permission to show your site in my a.m. blog.
    I look forward to your reaction!
    Kind regards,
    PS A Dutch genealogy database shows 100 hits for the surname Stier.
    PS2 My email is patmiebies at gmail dot com

  4. Hi Peter. yes you have my permission! So far my Stiers have been traced back to Germany but there is believed to be some Dutch in their history also. So there is a possability to there being a Dutch connection to the name!

  5. Hi Teresa;
    Thanks for your quick and positive response. Your blog has been incorporated in mine now. If there is anything you want me to add or change there, please let me know.
    Let's hope some nice contacts will develop.
    You are probably aware of the meaning of the word Stier in Dutch and in German. It is the word for 'bull'.
    Kind regards,

    1. PS And thank you for following my blog!