Can a writing challenge spur me to research and write about an ancestor a week—every week—for 2014?
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.
During genealogical research, it is common to come across terms which you may not understand—either because they are legal terms or because the context doesn’t fit your understanding of the […]
Yum! Funny cake is a holiday tradition in our house. It features a chocolate filling beneath a moist cake, all in a pie shell with a crunchy topping. It makes […]
I’ve been using the “York County, Pennsylvania Orphans Court Records index, 1749-1840” in researching the families associated with Ulrich Hoover of Adams and York counties. Since I’ve had to go […]
I like to take a look at my website stats to see what posts & pages get viewed. Partly due to curiosity, but it’s also useful when I need inspiration. […]
When judging a document to determine whether or not it applies to your ancestor, it’s always a good idea to keep in mind how old they were.
I recently had a question from another blogger about the page citation that I display on every post and some pages. I don’t use a plugin to add it to […]
Do you ever wonder about the laws governing colonial Pennsylvania? You can read William Penn’s charter and the early laws of the colony online.
The FamilySearch website includes a collection entitled “Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994.” While it isn’t indexed and doesn’t include every county, it’s pretty easy to use once you figure it out.