15 Ways I Became a Better Genealogist in 2015

2015 was quite a year. One for the history books, in my opinion. For one, I will never forget watching history as Thoroughbred racing’s American Pharoah won the first Triple Crown in almost 36 years. Something, as a lifelong horse lover, I had been waiting my whole life to see. This year also saw the…Read more »

Researching Urban-Dwelling Ancestors: Trick or Treat?

Happy (almost) Halloween, Everyone! Costume making, party planning, pumpkin carving – it has been a busy few weeks around here! I love sharing these traditions with my family and can’t help but think of how Halloween traditions have simultaneously evolved and endured over generations. How priceless is this Halloween photo from one of our family…Read more »

I Just Qualified for the Boston Marathon and I’d Like to Thank my Great-Great-Grandfather

If you came to this post as a runner, and not as a genealogist, you can find out more about my Boston Qualifying journey here. This past weekend was a pretty eventful one for our family. On Saturday, I ran the St. George Marathon in Southern Utah and qualified for the 2017 Boston Marathon. Qualifying…Read more »