The Tragedy of Xerox®, the digital age and Family History

Not a very exciting title, but,” right on the nose” as the saying goes. As you may or may not know, Xerox® was a company that invented a way to make copies of things like  documents, photographs, hands and other various body parts. see below You placed the item to be copied on a glass, … More The Tragedy of Xerox®, the digital age and Family History

Those old musty papers, why does anyone want to keep them?!!

What caused me to write this specific blog? I was reading a biography type book titled, Father Ten Boom God’s Man, by Corrie ten Boom. She starts off by writing, Pages 14-16  “Someone once asked me, Do you know anything about your background? Your story interests me. I found much of my family background in the … More Those old musty papers, why does anyone want to keep them?!!

Photographs, the damaged and faded and disappearing

Photographs are a visual record of our ancestors, and our moments in time that had meaning to us. What to do with them? How to preserve them? One suggestion is to organize them with the family papers you have, for each head of household. What to put them in? Archival does not always mean preservation. … More Photographs, the damaged and faded and disappearing

What is a “Signature” Pedigree?

Recently from one of the many genealogy blogs I follow, I saw this introduction: “Family History Gifts If You Want That Signature Pedigree But Don’t Want To Learn How to Make One…” https://thegenealogygirl.blog/2019/01/22/if-you-want-that-signature-pedigree-but-dont-want-to-learn-how-to-make-one/ I was intrigued by the word “Signature” and so I looked at the site to see what it was all about. Oh, … More What is a “Signature” Pedigree?

I’mm baaaack.

Moving to bare land and starting from the ground level takes much longer and much more time than one would think. Thus blogging has taken a step back while life goes on. So what have I discovered in my spare time about this wooden silo? This brick wall is solid and I’m not getting through … More I’mm baaaack.

Using the BLM Website for researching the history of land owners

I finally made time to find the documents on my own using the BLM website: https://glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx I clicked on Search Documents: This brought me to the page that I entered the information I remembered – I was glad that I didn’t have to fill in all the information, so I entered the state and county … More Using the BLM Website for researching the history of land owners