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

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

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