This week my uncle dropped off a treasure trove of old documents, letters and notebooks that had been in my grandparents’ home. Like many of us, they are busy sorting and sharing information with family. Written within the notebooks were several recipes from my great-grandmother. Let's look at how we can use these old recipes to add to our family history.
I suspect that you have been using FamilySearch for many years. I too find FamilySearch to be a helpful site as more resources are digitized from across the globe. It is worth looking at some areas that you may not have tackled before. Let us look.
There is nothing like reading letters from family and friends from years past. They jog your memory about events, and you can hear their voices through their written correspondence. We have spent more time this summer talking about research and records, today let’s look at the importance of capturing stories
If you have Irish ancestors, you have likely used Griffith’s Valuation in the past. I know that I did but revisiting it has highlighted some new information and insights. Let’s look a bit more.
I am torn this week between working outside and digging into genealogy! With our lovely warm days in North Dakota coming to an end with the first week of Fall, I have a long list of outside projects to do. However, I did want to share information about a free site that is not utilized as much as it could be. Let’s look.
I love Fall. The cool crisp morning and sunny mild days give me an extra burst of energy to get projects done outside and genealogy research inside. This week let’s explore using City Directories in our research.
With many conferences postponed or cancelled, I have been taking advantage of the online courses included when signed up for the National Genealogical Society Conference 2020. One that I just finished focused on the importance of transcribing your genealogy documents. Let’s look.
Labor Day is an interesting U.S. holiday where we celebrate all those who work by having a three-day weekend. It was signed into law by President Cleveland. To learn more about the how the holiday came into being, check out this article on the History Channel.
Enjoy the weekend—whether you are enjoying the last official weekend of summer with your family or working!
Finding interesting tidbits about places where your ancestor settled helps paint a picture of what their life was like in that place and time. In addition to larger library/government sites and the larger genealogy sites, I enjoy finding smaller sites that individuals have pulled together. Let’s look at a few.
My Irish ancestors are among my most challenging ancestors to research, always in the background teasing me to find more about them. This week I thought we’d focus on some Irish resources including some interesting blogs that will help you research your family. Let’s look.
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.