Another month has flown by since the last time I posted! That’s the hard thing about working a full time job… it takes away from my genealogy time. I really can’t complain since I do appreciate having my engineering career and the challenges it presents, but I would like to have some brain power left … Continue reading What Clues are in the Newspaper?
For those of you who don't know me very well, I'm a bit of an over-achiever. I like that feeling of saying, "YES" to new experiences and helping others accomplish things. The problem with this? Well it sure doesn't leave much breathing room for life. So 2016 became the year of me crossing things off … Continue reading 2016: A Year of Crossing Things Off My To-Do List
When I first started asking my dad for information about his parents' lives I was very curious about my grandpa's parents. All that I knew was that they died when he was young and that he and his sister, Annie Mae, were raised by his Aunt and Uncle in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It was not till I … Continue reading A Sad Letter From the Past
I have battled my fear of public speaking for as long as I can remember. In high school I really wanted to be a part of our school plays, but my shyness prevented me from succeeding in more than bit parts or being behind the scenes. I kept trying though because I loved the atmosphere and eventually participated … Continue reading Getting Past the Nerves of Public Speaking
Yesterday I was surprised to see this news article pop up as a suggestion for my family through Myheritage.com. Agnes Gilsinger is my 2nd grand great aunt on my dad's side of the family. I can only imagine how the elopement went over with the family. From The Logansport Pharos, Saturday, June 6, 1903, … Continue reading An Elopement in the Family
Yesterday I finally got up the nerve to broadcast my first Periscope! It's funny how long it takes to get the background cleaned up, angle for the phone just right, and your topic organized. It's all fun once you get broadcasting, but the prep was a bit much. You see I am a bit of a … Continue reading My First Periscope: All About Genealogy Education
My Alford side of the family will be excited to hear that I've located my first Civil War Ancestor! It's been a nagging thing on my list since I started researching my family history, but at last I've made a connection. I'm pretty stoked about it. I've had a MyHeritage membership off and on for … Continue reading My First Civil War Ancestor!