Forms of water and the changes is makes on all it encounters

I really like this blog #TheDailyPost to start the New Year with.Take the forms of water and apply that same thought process to your family, to your own life, to the lives of your ancestors. How are they the same, how are they different. Who followed the same paths? What are the deep rivers inContinue reading “Forms of water and the changes is makes on all it encounters”

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.Continue reading “Eat Pie First”

Resources, more

Is your email full of helpful resources? Are you utilizing the plethora of genealogical resources available to the world, to you? Wow, that would be an accomplishment! There is too much information that it would overload any one person if they had all of it in your face everyday! What to do?  I am goingContinue reading “Resources, more”

Historian vs. Genealogist

This is a short blog this morning. Why choose one over the other? What does each offer? What is best for the research I am after? Perhaps I should use both, but who can afford that? Why choose one over the other?This depends on the next two Questions. What do they offer and what areContinue reading “Historian vs. Genealogist”

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.Continue reading “My infamous, famous, or not so well known to other people family”

It's Summer!

Life is busier when the days get longer and warmer. Time to get all those outside projects done, visit family and friends, vacations, camping, and so on the list goes. “The Meeting of the Hounds” engraved by J.T.Willmore after a picture by Eugene Lami, published in Summer and Winter in Paris, 1844. What about genealogy?Continue reading “It's Summer!”

What did my dad ever see in my mother and vice versa? Or Jumping to conclusions.

I know my parents met at a dance. I know where and in what town and state. I don’t know when but I do know about how long before they got married. Mom told me about a couple of their dates. One time during field work – they were all farmers in that area –Continue reading “What did my dad ever see in my mother and vice versa? Or Jumping to conclusions.”

Binder in the wall

What a great idea! What would you put in your “Time Capsule” for future generations to find? How would you start looking for this person?, Contact the news like these people did, check to see what you can find for connections and see if anyone has her in their family tree and wouldContinue reading “Binder in the wall”

Now for something totally different

I don’t know why this impacted me so much today. But I feel that it needs to be told. I wondered why there was so much cancer in babies and young children and other ‘diseases’ and this answered some of the many questions I had. I recycle and stuff, but this goes way beyond theContinue reading “Now for something totally different”

Holidays ~ Summer ~ Vacations ~ Family Reunions

Reminder: Now is the time to get that digital recorder, tape recorder, notebook and pen and pencils. Family is going to get together, those special times you are spending with your own family ~write it down~ Take photos – but put names on photos. Copy on copy paper, those photos you have and take withContinue reading “Holidays ~ Summer ~ Vacations ~ Family Reunions”