Planning My Research

Dennis Nolan at Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, Indiana.

Recently, I had the opportunity to spend a whopping 4 hours on my own research while I was in northern Indiana. I had to be selective on how I spent my time and narrow my list to items that I felt would be possible to accomplish. It was tough! At first stab, I made a … Continue reading Planning My Research

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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

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

Counting Down to FGS/RootsTech

I can hardly believe that in one month I'll be presenting at my first National Genealogy Conference!  I am very excited for this wonderful opportunity to see old and new friends from all around the world. I can't decide if I'm more excited about speaking at this level or finally getting the chance to be in Salt Lake … Continue reading Counting Down to FGS/RootsTech

Research at the Allen County Public Library

This past weekend I was fortunate to be able to get away to Ft. Wayne, Indiana to research and get to know my fellow geneabloggers a little better.  For those who don't know, the second largest genealogical collection is at the allen county public library.  It is a 3 hour drive for me, but well … Continue reading Research at the Allen County Public Library