I don’t want to get political; that’s not what this blog is about. But I can’t help but remember that my ancestors were not only immigrants, they were refugees.
Once again it’s the last day of the year. Time to look back and reflect on the past year before looking ahead the the next. Disappointed in my 2015 writing performance here on this blog, I made a goal to increase the number of posts I’d write for 2016. I did not set a specific […]
I’ve never actually put my memories of September 9, 2001 down in words. While it’s not a day that I actively try to forget, it’s not one I like to remember either. But…I’ll never forget.
On this last day of 2014, it’s time to take a look back. I don’t have specific goals for this website—other than to provide access to my family research. So, how did I do? In 2014, I wrote 63 new posts with most posts being written in January—April and July—September. May, June and December were […]
I’m considering changing the name of my blog. Follow my thoughts and voice your opinion…
Lately, I’ve been feeling constricted by the limitations of my genealogy software. For me, the biggest drawback is the inability to create relationships or ties between people who are unrelated or who may be related, but I don’t yet know how.
Now that 2013 is almost over, it’s time to look back and reflect on the year past. Here’s a list of the top 10 most viewed posts for this year.
I suppose I shouldn’t by surprised by it. And yet… When I started researching Mennonite families in Lancaster County, it wasn’t because I thought I was related to them. I started researching the Hoovers of Lancaster, hoping that I’d find some clue, some information, some connection that would lead me to more information on my […]
I love history. A great deal of my enjoyment of genealogy is my fascination with history, imagining people’s lives in other times. So, I enjoyed watching this video from the National Genealogical Society, featuring Robert Charles Anderson, FASG, director of the Great Migration Project, talking about his experience bringing the two disciplines together. I really […]
I just got a chance to watch the latest episode of Who Do You Think You Are, featuring Blair Underwood. I learned quite a bit about research areas I’ve had no need to investigate. I also saw a great example of why only scratching the surface in your family research is not nearly enough.