Eat Pie First

   I was thinking about one time when our kids were young, we went on a cross country trip. There was this one particularly long stretch of road on a very sunny day. It was a two lane road and in the distance we could see the freeway and what looked like a little town. … More Eat Pie First

My infamous, famous, or not so well known to other people family

Mary A Clarke, signed up the first American Red Cross Nurses, wrote a book and wrote several articles for nursing. What did your ancestors, your parents, your aunts and uncles do in the social world? Were they members of local society, or national groups, or state regents? My family that came to America were Quakers. … More My infamous, famous, or not so well known to other people family

Brick Walls, Dead Ends and Getting Stuck in the Mud

You are on a roll and finding all kinds of information and then all of a sudden, Nothing. You can’t find anything anywhere. You have written to everyone that you can think of, you have called every place and everyone you can, and you have emailed and searched on-line all resources possible and still nothing. … More Brick Walls, Dead Ends and Getting Stuck in the Mud

Family projects for home, weekends, reunions, or through the mail

Family projects for home, weekends, reunions, or through the mail.This is just going to be a bunch of brainstorming ideas:o Name that ancestor: photos of ancestors and name tags to match with them [make sure you have the correct names on the backs of the photos]o who lived in which state / town / countryo … More Family projects for home, weekends, reunions, or through the mail

Medical Terms our ancestors used … Are those real?

We had one family member with Milk Legs. What a weird name we think today. But it may be good to make a list to see of any of the medical terms are genetic. We have a letter from a cousin that talks about hay fever and allergies.   Here are some ‘fun’ websites: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~armissis/diseases.htmMore Medical Terms our ancestors used … Are those real?

Who is my neighbor?

We all seem to have them. Photos of people we have no idea who they are or why our parents or grandparents kept those photos. What do we do with them? If they can’t be identified as family, perhaps they were neighbors or close friends. Finding our family history may be worth checking out who … More Who is my neighbor?