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”

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”

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?”

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…”

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”