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.”

What changes have you seen in the last 20 years ?

This morning I received this email from an older friend of mine: “[A friend loaned me a book and said, “I thought of you and thought you would like to look at this book.”  It is 100 years old; actually, the copy he loaned me was 50 or so years old, but the first editionContinue reading “What changes have you seen in the last 20 years ?”

The thing that happens but no one wants to talk about

The inevitable, like death and taxes… What happens when a loved one ‘passes on’? What is it that family and friends want more than money? I was actually surprised that money was way down on the list of what people want. They want something that brings back instant happy memories of their loved one theContinue reading “The thing that happens but no one wants to talk about”

Stories

Stories Every family tells about a relative that did this, or a time that thing happened, or when I was a kid. What are the stories in your family? As I was growing up, I heard so many stories about things my great aunts and uncles did, and now, I couldn’t even begin to tellContinue reading “Stories”

My genealogy began with my earliest ancestor, but my own personal journey began…

It was 1970 and my mother gathered us together to tell us that her mother had passed away. We lived a few hours away, so seeing my grandparents was a big event and only 1 or 2 times a year. We loved being there, everyone did. At her funeral there were so many people, theyContinue reading “My genealogy began with my earliest ancestor, but my own personal journey began…”

Part 6 of 6, easy guide to discovering your Family Tree

This 6-part article is here to help guide you along your journey of discovery, laying a firm foundation for you and your descendants to carry on the task for many generations ahead. Part 5- explained charts and ways to visually show your family. The last part of this series, Part 6- is not the endContinue reading “Part 6 of 6, easy guide to discovering your Family Tree”

The Humble Genealogist a 6 part guide to discovering your Family Tree

The Humble Genealogist by Linda Kirkpatrick You see it on the television, over the radio, on internet ads: Search for your ancestors! Find the land of your people! What is your family story? Perhaps the better question to be asking is “Why would I want to research my family genealogy? and if I do, whereContinue reading “The Humble Genealogist a 6 part guide to discovering your Family Tree”