Tag: family history

A Funny Little Story About Religion

Beware any family lore that says “we were always” anything. Be it religion or political affiliation or anything in between, things change, and often. When things change we often get a valuable insight into the personality of our ancestors.

What is in a name? Lessons Learned from my french and quebecois research

Names are everything in Genealogy: they identify us as individuals, they help us build our family groups–they are the foundation stone for our research. Today’s post discusses names in French-Canadian Family History Research.

What’s in a Name? lessons from my own journeys in irish research

This is part of a series of related posts discussing how names can be both challenging and illuminating in genealogical research. Names are everything in Genealogy: they identify us as individuals, they help us build our family groups–they are the foundation stone for our research. It is the first search item we employ when we are looking for more information on any individual or family. But is a name just a label? Is it just a one-dimensional handle for a person or family? Absolutely not.

Baby steps

It all starts out relatively simple, we want to know who we are and that invariably leads us to ask where we came from. Buckle up folks, this can be an exciting ride, but it’s not a short one.

A Living Archive During The Time of covid-19

It’s been interesting to see so many groups trying to record what we are all experiencing. Here in Australia the National Museum of Australia has asked Australians to share their experiences and observations as we all go through this bizarre new normal in the…

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 Ancestry since way back.  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, but…

What would YOU like to know?

So, as I rebuild my business to help others find their whos and whats and whys, I ask you all – what do YOU want to know?

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