2016: A Year of Crossing Things Off My To-Do List

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

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5 Ways To Squeeze In Genealogy During Your Trip Back Home

I don't get to go back home very often, but when I do, my first thought is how can I squeeze in some genealogy while I am there? I don't want to miss out on quality time with family, but I can have some fun while also gathering some new nuggets for my research. So … Continue reading 5 Ways To Squeeze In Genealogy During Your Trip Back Home

Getting Your Tuches* to the Archives

*tuches  (Yid.) The part of the body which you sit upon.  Rear end, bottom, backside, buttocks. As I mentioned in my last article, my recent trip with my mom included several genealogical research opportunities.  In particular, I had called and emailed the St. Joseph County Archives to request that they pull probate records for a number of my … Continue reading Getting Your Tuches* to the Archives