When Ancestry.com announced their new Thrulines program was going to replace the DNA Circles, I have to admit I was stoked. I never really understood the Circles or what they actually meant to me so I pretty much just skipped over that tool completely. Thrulines replaced that concept with one that, to me at least,… Continue reading How I’m using Ancestry’s new Thrulines
Ugh! This family is driving me nuts! I'm still looking for Garrison Bush and his family and I swear, the more I dig, the more confused I get. In the 1850 Census, this is what his family looks like: Garrison Bush, age 32 - head of household Emily, age 26 - implied wife William, age… Continue reading So frustrated!
We all have those people in our family trees that we'd love to get a chance to sit down with over coffee and just talk to. You know the ones - the guy that had 17 kids and 280 grand kids (you can read about him on the Tales of A Family blog here), or… Continue reading I’d Like to Meet…
I read a post today from Down Home Genealogy (you can find it here) where Devry gave a recap of things that she had 'wished and hoped' for in 2018. Reading her post, it got me to thinking about how often I, and possibly you do it, too, simply forget to look at all the… Continue reading Genea Wishes for 2019
As I said last week, I'm trying to participate in Amy Johnson Crow's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks blog challenge this year (if you'd like to read my original post, you can find it here). This week's word prompt is "Challenge". Now I don't know about you, but for me, genealogy is the definition of… Continue reading #Challenge
I have decided that the entire family of Andrew Jackson Trim, his wife and six of their children were all beamed about a spaceship with E.T. in June of 1870. There isn't any other logical explanation of why they are all completely missing from the US Federal Census for that year. Do you ever run… Continue reading Alien abduction in 1870!
I don't know about you, but I struggle with blogging. I want to for various reasons like staying accountable to myself and my research and to share what I find, but the actual habit of writing is one that I fail on time and time again. This year, I've decided to go about things a bit… Continue reading #First