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! http://www.kptv.com/story/25315429/couple-looking-for-owner-of-long-lost-binder-found-in-wall 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 Ancestry.com 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”

So who is that in the photo in the background we see?

The Clarke Reunion. No date, only a couple of names. It’s one of those photos that you have in a stack of photos of family and you know which side of the family they belong to, but there is no one to ask or that knows who the people are. Do you recognize anyone inContinue reading “So who is that in the photo in the background we see?”

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”

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.Continue reading “Brick Walls, Dead Ends and Getting Stuck in the Mud”