52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week #1 - Cornelius Fisher, Sr. (1629-1698/99 of Wrentham, Massachusetts - My husband's 7th great grandfather.
TREASURE CHEST THURSDAY ~ The marriage record of my great grandmother, S...
My great grandmother, Susan Anne Gillespie married her second husband Clyde J. “C.J.” Smith on 11 Apr 1904 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. She
DID MY GRANDPARENTS “ALMOST” WIN A HOME IN DETROIT IN 1956?
I located this interesting article, about my grandfather, Harry W. Gould, published in the Detroit Free Press, Saturday, May 12, 1956. The h
52 ANCESTORS IN 52 WEEKS–Week #1–Cornelius FISHER, Sr. (1629-1698/99) of...
Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post Challenge: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Sm
TIME FOR MY YEARLY PROGRESS REPORT ~ FAMILY STATISTICS FOR 2016–How Have...
This is a topic first shared by Randy Seaver on his Genea-Musings blog several years ago. I enjoy seeing my progress for the year, so I’ve t
MILTARY MONDAY ~ Civil War Pension File–Private John Gillen–Killed in Ac...
Today’s post is about Private John Gillen, age 21, who was killed in action on 31 Dec 1862 at Stones River, Tennessee. He was a Union soldie
Using County Histories to Find Information-Timothy Alden
With Thanksgiving a little over a month away I have been thinking of my Pilgrim ancestors. I decided to take a look at what I could find out
WEDDING WEDNESDAY ~ Edith E. Thorp marriage to George B. Surdam - 1865
Edith E. Thorp married George B. Surdam December 28, 1865 in Lewis Corners, Oswego, New York Edith Eliza Thorp is my 2nd great grandaunt. Sh
SUNDAY'S OBITUARY - Rev. George Hall Victim of Yellow Fever - 1878
Rev. George Hall is my husband’s 2nd great grandfather. He was born 4 Jun 1804 in Keene, New Hampshire to Cornleius Clark Hall & Elizabeth C
PHOTO FRIDAY ~ Lake Orion, Michigan–My grandparents & their friends
I have a collection of photos from my paternal grandmother, Marie Lindsay Gould. Most have been identified. However, there are various group
THOSE PLACES THURSDAY ~ Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Woodmere Cemetery sign I made my first trip to Woodmere Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan in June 2007. We left Detroit when I was a little girl
AMANUENSIS MONDAY ~ The Last Will and Testament of John Lunsford 1794-1858
What does Amanuensis mean? To put it simply, it means a “person employed to write what another dictates or copy what has been written by ano
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY 2016 ~ The legacy of Harry Norman Gould (1912-1991)
Harry Norman Gould, age 21 My Dad – I still miss him. He loved to tell stories. He talked about the “old times” frequently. I paid attention
TUESDAY’S TIP ~ How to Save a Book from Archive.org to Evernote or Your ...
This is a great way to have your books with you wherever you go. We know that Evernote will sync with all your devices, whether they are And
Southern California Genealogy Jamboree-Exciting Day 3
Day 3 at Jamboree was another great day of learning and meeting people along with an exciting end to the day! This morning I was able to att
FRIDAY FINDS ~ ALPHABETICAL LIST OF DEATH DATES IN A CITY DIRECTORY
We all know that city directories can be wonderful resources for information about our ancestors. I continue to discover more and more surpr
WORKDAY WEDNESDAY ~ Can I do a better job listing occupations in my data...
Here’s the question I asked my self today. How many people in my Legacy database have occupations associated with their data? Recording occu
FOLLOWING LEADS ~ THE SEED FAMILY FROM YESTERDAY’S POST ~ Maurice Joy Seed
During my discoveries about Emily Gillen and her daughter, Emma Pope yesterday, I added information to my Ancestry tree. My routine is to ha