Category Archives: Genealogy
Today, my father went home to his father.
Last week, when I found out that a great uncle had served in the US Civil War with the 30th Virginia Infantry, Co. E., from 19 July 1861 until 31 March 1865, dying just 9 days before the surrender at … Continue reading
My mother’s paternal lines are rather a mystery to me. I’ve traced the Armstrong and Blanton lines back to the early 1700s in America. I’ve uncovered slave holders and railroad workers; farmers and clerks. Now, it was time to discover … Continue reading
Flora Ann Gillis is the sister of my great-great-grandfather John. Born in Nova Scotia, she is only two generations removed from my immigrant ancestor of origin. One night I was just doing my thing, trying to document more about John’s … Continue reading
If you want to connect with others who are working on your family lines, you have to get your lines published to various social media and genealogy sites. I have had wonderful success posting my surnames and family history to … Continue reading
Well, not your neighbors, but who were your ancestors’ neighbors? Searching neighboring households in the Canadian or US Census and nearby graves on the FindAGrave website are two ways to find your relatives’ relatives!
On September 1, this year, I was researching a Carrier relative on Ancestry.com. I did something I rarely do, I added “Family Trees” and “Photos & Maps” to my search. I found this picture. Four ancestors I had never seen … Continue reading
When I’ve written about scanning family photographs in the past, I was promoting ideas like scanning a relative’s photos while you are on vacation, scanning as a form of preservation, and scanning in order to see important details up close. … Continue reading
The pages of a 1918 letter were photographed for me by a cousin, which I mentioned back in this post, and I thought it would be fitting to transcribe the letter for my family and readers on this Fourth of … Continue reading