I Twitter-ized My Ancestor!

I love sharing stories about my ancestors. I don’t know many genealogists or family historians who do not.

The problem?

Most people do not want to hear an hour long summary of my ancestor. Or a 10 minute summary. Or a 5 minute summary…(think teenagers.)

It seems most family members want a [...]

What I Learned From a Delayed Birth Certificate

A return address for the Surry County register of deeds on a plain white envelope made my genealogy heart go pitter patter. In that envelope was the delayed birth certificate for my maternal grandmother Cecile Clara White.

I am most fortunate to have grown up knowing my grandmother. I spent many summers with her [...]

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