I wrote a post about my ancestor Rachel Jones, wife of Jacob Witmer, back in 2014. I did not have information regarding her parents. At the time I postulated that Henry Jones was Rachel’s father, but I did not know the name of his wife. I’m still looking for evidence of who she was.
For week five of my 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks, I’m focusing on Jacob Walter. Just what do I know about Elizabeth (Walter) Frantz’s family?
I recently read an article on how to estimate your ethnicity percentages from DNAeXplained. Roberta Estes explained how to estimate your percentages based on what you know about your 64 great-great-great-great grandparents. You could then compare it to the ethnicity estimates generated by any DNA testing company. I wanted to see what I’d come up […]
For week three of my 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks, I’m focusing on Lydia (Markley) Kline. Who were her parents?
Amazon recently released a beta version of its first free WordPress plugin for the Amazon Associates Program. It allows WordPress users to easily search for products in the Amazon catalog and add real-time information to your blog post. I’m going to show you how.
Philip Kline (1799-1877) is the topic of week two’s 52 ancestors in 52 weeks. Just what do I know about him?
I’ve written before about my three times great grandfather Reverend Frederick Waage. However, I recently came across an article written about him by his son which provides more information regarding Rev. Waage’s early life.
In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow issued a writing challenge called “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” for genealogy bloggers. This year I’m going to revisit it in order to hit my overall goals for 2017. Will it be the kick in the pants I need to motivate me?
Who were the important people in Jacob Schneider’s life? What can we learn about and from them? Can they point us in the direction of his or Catharine’s family? Let’s take a closer look.
If you’ve been doing genealogy for a while, I’m sure you’ve come across lists. Yeah, those pesky records that are little more than a laundry list of names. Just what can you learn from them? Quite a lot, actually.