Serendipitous Genealogy – Finding Oral History Where You Least Expect It

Don’t you just love it when you stumble across a bit of family history when you are not even looking for it?

Signing onto Ancestry.com to do a quick look up, I noticed another researcher had downloaded a photograph of Caswell and Mary Adline Harward – my GGG grandparents from Moore County, NC now Lee [...]

My Ancestor Did That?! The Ladies’ Turn

I had a lot of fun with the recent post My Ancestor Did That?!! .  It was a fun way to think about my ancestors’ lives.

Now it’s time for the Ladies’ Turn at My Ancestor Did That?!!  The list is shorter this time around.  Information about the women in the family tree is harder [...]

Heritage Tourism

Heritage tourism is defined as “travelling to experience the places and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past”. Source: Wikipedia

I have been fortunate enough to be able to visit the places many of my ancestors lived and worked.  I was surprised by the number of locations I could actually find. With minimal travel [...]

Joining the DAR – It’s Time

Back in November I visited a local meeting  of the Yates Mill Chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution.  I had met a couple of the chapter’s members at the local family history event back in August. I enjoyed the meeting very much and was struck by the wide range of ages of [...]

Genea-Santa Came Through!

Every year young children write wishful letters to Santa Claus. Sending Santa their wishes in hopes of obtaining their hearts desire – and avoiding a stocking full of coal!

Well, genealogists write letters to Santa Clause, too. Well, Genea-Santa.

I found my Dear Genea-Santa post from December 2009.  I made my requests and quite honestly forgot [...]

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