Did You Miss the Move to www.LisaLisson.com?

Back in April 2014, I took a chance. I brought my blog Are You My Cousin?, my genealogy research business Lisson Genealogy Services and my etsy shop Esther’s Place and brought them all together at LisaLisson.com.

Why the move?

Genealogy is my passion. I research for fun. I research for others. I even create […]

I’ve Moved…to www.LisaLisson.com

I’m very excited to announce that I have moved to my new website LisaLisson.com! You will find my blog, my research services and my etsy shop all there in one place.

Once you get there, be sure and subscribe and/or follow me through one of the social media […]

Identifying Unidentified Photographs

Do You Know Us

It has been cold January in NC this year. While the weather is so cold, I enjoy the opportunity to stay inside and focus on my family history projects for a while. One of my ongoing project is attempting to identify all those “unidentified” photographs I have inherited in my role as the family’s historian.


Tuesday Tips – Oral History in the Sad Times

Oral History in the Sad Times


No one can argue that family gatherings are a great place – perhaps the best place – to collect family stories and history. But what about when that family gathering is a sad occasion? A funeral.

My family recently said good-bye to the eldest member of our family. Anita Carr Talbott […]

Family History Shared

Family History Shared

I’m doing a little re-focusing here at Are You My Cousin?.

Up to this point, AYMC has primarily been about telling MY ancestors’ stories.

l will continue to do that, but….

I want to help you share your ancestors’ stories.

Why? You might ask.

I’ve grown as a genealogist.

I’ve grown as a family […]

Family History Fair – Oct. 26th

If you are looking for something to do this weekend – and even if you’re not! – check out the Family History Fair at the NC Department of Cultural Resources. You will find lots of information on how to discover your family history.

Esther’s Place will there, too. Stop by and let’s […]

When Family History Falls Into Your Lap

Elma Talbott - ~1923

Sometimes family history just falls into your lap.


Elma Talbott – ~1923

I have been working little by little to scan all my great grandmother Esther Richardson Talbott’s letters and correspondence. I’m making good progress with this project.

As I was preparing to scan a June 1923 letter from Bossy Talbott to his […]

Where Third Cousins Meet

I thought about titling this post:

This Is Why I Blog

I met Laura and Ruth recently in August.

Third Cousins Laura and Lisa

Earlier in August Laura contacted me because she had found her great grandfather Britton Howard mentioned here on my blog. Britton Howard was the brother of Connie Howard, my great […]

I’m Still Here!

It is safe to say that over the summer my blogging has been sporadic. I really had no intention of taking a summer blogging break, but well, summer happened…

…And a LOT of genealogy happened!

It came from many different sources and from several family lines. Some of the information I actively sought, other bits […]

Utiley Jane Harward

Utiley J Harward

The above is an from the Harward Family Bible. Until this week, I never knew the real identity of this individual. I was not able to decipher the first name. I was not even sure if this person was a male or a female. The general consensus of my Harward (Howard) […]

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