December 12, 2012
I almost missed the 12/12/12 significance until I came across this great post at Leaves for Trees. Heather wrote about 12 ancestors she would like to meet, 12 questions she would like to ask and 12 things she would like to tell. What a fun concept for today.
Leaves For Trees [...]
Back in early summer, I upgraded my cell phone to an android smartphone. Reading through genealogy blogs I had been intrigued by the use of smartphones in the research process. Now that I had a smartphone, just how was I going to use it. Would it really help me in my research process?
I spent [...]
I do love researching my ancestors in county courthouses. This week I got to spend time in the Mecklenburg County, VA courthouse in Boydton, VA.
Mecklenburg County Courthouse
A beautiful drive up through rural NC and VA led me to the historic town of Boydton, VA. Inside the records room is very modern. The [...]
North Carolina was and continues to be an agricultural state. This is certainly in evidence at the NC Sate Fair 2012. The NC State Fair was originally started to showcase the States’s agriculture and as a way for farmers to gather to showcase their crops/livestock and see the latest in farming equipment.
I recently found myself at the Sheppard Memorial Library in Greenville, NC. With teenagers, I find myself waiting a lot and libraries are good places to do that. I wandered through the stacks of books and came across the NC Collection of local history and genealogy.
The library’s shelves contain over 2000 books on local [...]
Is it unusual to keep a fishing bobber on one’s office desk?
Well, I suppose it is, but it actually has something to do my family history.
You see, my grandfather Lester Howard loved to fish. He also loved to teach his grandchildren and great grandchildren how to fish. We learned to fish using [...]
In my day job setting the other day, it was suggested that we put a large map of the United States on the wall. The idea was for everyone to put a colorful push pin on the map to indicate where they were born or grew up.
I’m a genealogist. [...]
Marblehead, MA Harbor
Walking along the historic streets (and cemeteries) in New England towns such as Concord and Salem, Massachusetts is a treat for someone who loves history.
I have no ancestors from New England, but I am still fascinated by those who walked these streets 400 years in the past.
Walking through these [...]
I love to read.
I come from a family who likes to read.
My great grandmother (Winnie Haley Carr) used to churn butter with one hand and hold a book in the other! While I haven’t churned butter while reading, I have stirred a pot…..
This summer I picked up a copy of [...]
I came across Mission Impossible – Making Genealogy Fun For My Teen recently. As the mother of teens the title most definitely caught my attention.
Michelle of Mission Impossible is documenting her year long journey of finding ways to make her son’s family history project more interesting to him. From the National Polka Festival to learn [...]