Fred Jacobs was 17 when he enlisted in the Army for WWII. Follow me as I retrace his steps through the jungles of the Pacific front.
Odd Coincidences Today I read the tale of Alice Lake. I came upon the tragic story of Alice while researching my own […]
Exploring my personal family history with the story of my 3x great grandfather L.J. Eckler. Civil war soldier, and Andersonville POW, who served under Custer in the 6th Michigan Calvary at the Battle of Trevilian Station.
The strange death of the Van Patton’s sets off a strange rise and fall of lawman Joe Cochran
“You live as long as you are remembered.” — Russian proverb
Family History AKA Genealogy
Genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies in the world and it is only going to continue to grow. People want to know about their origins.
It can also be a very daunting challenge, and a money eating endeavor, which leaves you with a family tree that you are unwilling to boast about because you are unsure of the accuracy. It doesn’t have to be that way.
With the right tips and resources genealogy can be a rewarding and affordable hobby for any budget.
Build a Better Tree
It is human nature to be curious about the people who came before us. Today anyone can trace the origins of the ancestors who came before them. Even instances where it was previously impossible can open these amazing doors to the past with modern technology. All it takes it the right tools. Welcome to my tool box!
- From Crowns to Coal Mines?#52ancestors Week 3 – Long Line This week the 52 ancestors in 52 weeks prompt is Long Line. For my ancestor this week I actually chose a branch of my family which has very long researched roots. This Claypoole branch has what is considered a gateway ancestor. Through him lineage has been tracked back to … Read more
- Research Tip of the WeekEvery week I share a tip. This week my tip is about taking time to work on your project.
- Big Day for New York Adoptees!Original birth certificates for New York adoptees available from the New York Department of Health.
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