Wouldn't it be nice if we had pictures of all of our ancestors? One of the joys of being on Ancestry (note: they employ me!) is that you can connect with so many people. I met a cousin a while back and we messaged back and forth. Lovely lady. And a week or so ago,... Continue Reading →
Will you be in the southern Virginia area the weekend of April 2nd? The Family History Institute of Southwest Virginia will be held Saturday, April 2nd, 2016. I'll be presenting two sessions: Researching Women in the South and Proving Kinship with Land and Chancery Records. You can register for the Family History Institute of Southwest... Continue Reading →
We've start a new series on Ancestry.com called Between the Leaves. It's a genealogy chat show for some of the genealogist who work at Ancestry.com: Myself, Juliana Szucs Smith, Amy Johnson Crow and Crista Cowan. The first episode was a lot of fun to film and I can't wait to do the next one! Enjoy!
There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time. -- David Eagleman from Sum: Forty Tales of the Afterlife
The Ancestor Hunt has done a fun new thing with twitter hash tags on Rebel Mouse. Try this one: https://www.rebelmouse.com/genealogy/ There is also one for #familyhistory: https://www.rebelmouse.com/familyhistory/ It's a really interesting presentation of twitter #hash tags.
I thought I'd do a few top ten lists this final week of 2012. Here are the top ten stories that you clicked on from my Follow Friday listings and other posts: Blown Away With DNA from the Legal Genealogist uencounterme - A Way to Plot Cluster Genealogy Research from Geneabloggers.com Workday Wednesday The Dispatcher... Continue Reading →
Here is what inspired, moved and made me think this past week: Vandalism to a National Historic Landmark from Hankering for History That age old genealogy question....When is it proven? from Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal The Moment I Knew -- Marta's Story from the Armchair Genealogist Two Tips for Budding Professionals from Marians' Roots... Continue Reading →
So I've be blogging for a few months now and it has indeed been a lot of fun. I spent the last couple of days thinking about what kind of posts have gotten some of the best responses. Posts that have a story associated with them. Can be small snippet of a story of lengthy... Continue Reading →
I am a perpetual student because the world is a limitless place. -- Elissa Scalise Powell I had the honor of being in Elissa's class when I was a student in the Boston University Online Certificate program. She was inspiring then, and in a recent post on APG mailing list, she delivered the above gem. ... Continue Reading →