It is Friday so as promised I am doing another family recipe for family recipe Friday. So far, in my series I […]
Today is Friday and for the month of March that means it is Family Recipe Friday.
Finally a Breakthrough? My Spence line has been a challenge. Going into my research on this line I had very little knowledge […]
Well it’s Monday so it must be time for a Matriarch Monday post. I have been researching more into the lines of […]
The strange death of Rebecca Cornell. Did Thomas Cornell, II murder his mother to obtain ownership of her land or was he the victim of odd circumstances.
Monday is all about honoring female ancestors who showed strength and perseverance in the face of adversity. Today’s Matriarch is my […]
My Ancestors Were Boring… One of the things I enjoy most about genealogy is discovering the unexpected. Family history can seem rather dull until you discover that first axe murderer hanging around the branches of the old family tree. Researching the lines connected to my Mayflower ancestor has turned up some interesting gems to say the least. The great thing about Mayflower passengers is that they are such a big topic of interest that they have been researched extensively. There are groups […]
The value of oral traditions and family lore in genealogical research
Weddings are a gift to the genealogist Marriage records are invaluable when performing pre-1850 genealogical research on female ancestors. Prior to 1850 […]
If fathers are the foundation on which a family is built then it’s the mothers that are the backbone which keep it standing. History is full of strong matriarchs who kept the home fires burning through adversity and hardships. Though they are frequently lost to history, matriarchs play a huge part in any families’ heritage. Virginia Osborn, also known as Jennie, or Mother Brown late in life, was likely born on Oct 15, 1839 in what was at the time Greenbrier County, […]