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
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!
Since I'm a busy gal it looks like I'm just getting around to wrapping up Week 2 of my Do-over. I was surprised at the time it took for me to do my self interview. I'm not one who really talks about myself much, but in the 40 years I've been around... I've done a lot … Continue reading Week 2 of My Genealogy Do-Over
Billie Thomas Alford was my paternal grandfather. He was born October 11, 1922 in Hot Springs, Arkansas and died September 28, 2008 in Mishawaka, Indiana. His parents were Arlie Arthur Alford and Naomi Rosa Reynolds. He had an older sister, Annie Mae who was born November 20, 1920. Unfortunately, their parents passed away from tuberculosis … Continue reading 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Billie Thomas Alford
Recently my friend Amy Crow, who writes No Story Too Small, challenged others to join her in writing about our ancestors each week. Since I've been wanting to write more about my family on a regular basis I thought this was a prime opportunity to step up to the plate. So here we go! My … Continue reading 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Margaret Ann Clifford Alford
It has been a busy month for me which is why I have not been writing much here on this blog. My fiancé and I decided to get married last month after several years of engagement. We planned a small ceremony with our parents and then a dinner celebration afterwards. We are an unconventional couple … Continue reading Making Your Own Genealogical Record Trail
Here it is October and I've not checked on my goals since June! General Genealogy Goals Education 1. Attend the Ohio Genealogical Conference in Cleveland, Ohio (April 12-14). I decided not to attend this year. 2. Attend the National Family History Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio (May 9-12). Yes, I was able to go! It was a fun experience and I’m … Continue reading 2012 Goals and Progress Made