Category: Genealogy

Our history is happening now

“We are in unprecedented times.” This is a statement being made by our government leaders all over the world. But is this true? No. The truth is, we are in unprecedented times for our recent memory, but there are numerous occasions in history where…

Short Term Memory

So, I’ve discovered in my two decades plus of delving into various family histories, that sometimes its best to have a short assignment than a long one. Meaning, my aging brain does much better remembering all of the “aha” moments, and why they were…

When Persistence Seems Futile

I have one of those ancestors.  And it’s a big one.  He’s my Great Great Great Grandfather, on my father’s side.  And to be honest, it feels as if he is standing in my way – physically preventing me from progressing further back in the Morgan history….

The Committee is Placed in A Most Painful Situation

I have been a member of http://www.Ancestry.Com for just over a decade.  I have availed myself of the several resources there quite happily, but from time to time, have scratched my head wondering how things were indexed.  Now this project has been going on for ages,…

It May Be Etched in Stone, But It Doesn’t Mean It’s Correct

Oh the heartbreak when I realized that one of the types of sources that I believed were inarguable (way back when I was just a wee tot in genealogy) were actually hugely questionable. I had some preconception that if someone where to etch a…

To Tech or Not to Tech

Listen. I’m all about technology. I run with two computers (one Mac, one PC), use the cloud, feel that I have become quite adept at online research, and am a Family Tree Maker user. And I have been, for over two decades. However, while…

The Telephone Game

We’ve all played it. As kids, we do it on purpose, we are sat in a circle with some camp counsellor or teacher, and we play the game, and it’s funny. We start off with something like “monkeys like bananas” and end up with…

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