This week’s tip for beginner researchers
Animals can often be a big part of family history. They can also be helpful in genealogy research.
Nicknames are one of the most common genealogy research speed bumps that researchers come across.
A gunsmith, soldier, photographer, attorney, and a skunk farmer – it sounds like the start of a joke where the next line should be they walked into the bar. Interestingly enough those are all job titles held at various times by Daniel E. Adams.
I am a namesake for my mother’s paternal aunt, Carrie Jamison. She was the wife of my Grandfather’s half-brother. She lived in West Virginia where my Grandfather’s family lived in a rural mountain community and I only had a few opportunities to meet her as a young child. She passed away at the age of 76. I was 9 years old at the time. Despite the fact that Aunt Carrie and I shared no actual genetic material the fact that she gave me her name has made her a topic of research interest for me.
We all leave a legacy behind. What will your legacy be?
Old cemeteries, historical buildings, and museums are some of my favorite places to visit. Every time I visit a new place, I struggle to discover the neat forgotten pieces of history tucked away. This site has potential.
The Virginia Branch I have spent a lot of time lately working on some of my other family lines. Recently I decided […]
Why This Page? The facebook groups I have created are great for keeping in touch with family and for targeted information geared toward that select group. I do research for several family lines and wanted to be able to have a place to post information that might not fit into one of those groups. I also hope that by not limiting myself to the face book audience I might make connections I might not otherwise make to people who don’t use social […]