This is why researching people you don’t know can be very difficult. What do you see in these two articles that are similar? they both have the name Floyd Wells they both have a mother whose name is May they both have a wife whose name is Pauline, not a common woman’s name If I … More Two different people with relatives of the same name
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
I just received an email from RootsMagic News and I was relieved to read that others also are balancing life and work. Here is a link to their article – it’s a quick read: https://mailchi.mp/rootsmagic/news-jul-2019?e=4ed45eab8d A quote: “I enthusiastically jumped into that project and over the next few months wrote 10 chapters. Then “life happened” … More Yes!, I am not the only one…
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.
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
From the first blog…” I am not sure how I will be able to gather that valuable information when someone else is doing the research. We will have to see what this journey is going to reveal…” And the Reveal is this: It only took one day, I received a phone call and Nicola read … More We can do research together, right here! ~The treasure hunt continues
I would like to take you with me on a treasure hunt ~ The treasure is to discover the ancestry of the Wooden Silo!, … Wait!, it’s really not as boring as you could be thinking. What you will get out of it, is a sample process of doing research for your own family. Of … More We can do research together, right here!
It’s exciting to be getting a really old office! Have you ever watched one of those restoration D.I.Y. shows on television? Barnwood Builders, Rehab Addict, Restored, This Old House, and so on? Wikipedia has an A-Z listing of 114 programs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Home_renovation_television_series “Pages in category “Home renovation television series” The following 114 pages are in this … More Preserving history one building at a time part 1 of 2
When I find a word I haven’t heard before, I prefer to take time to understand it. This helps to understand the document I am reading and it usually helps me understand the circumstance of when or why the document was created. For instance, In researching a family line, I came across the word ” … More Learning Something New
Thank you to Olive Tree Genealogy for this extremely helpful information “Here are ten ways we can all use to become a better genealogist. Copy all documents carefully, word for word, exactly as written. Do not correct spelling or make guesses. Accuracy is one of the most important characteristics of a good genealogy researcher. Analyze … More Tripple thriller for the weekend