Which Newspaper did your Ancestors Read? Or Breaking through Brick Walls with the Chicago Daily News

When we look at our ancestor’s lives through the filter of our modern view point, we genealogists often make faulty assumptions. For example, our modern mindset finds difficulty with the thought that a person born just a few generations ago might not have known his or her birth date or even birth year. In fact,…Read more »

My New Year’s Resolutions Need Your Help!!

Here it is, nearly the middle of January and I’m just now sharing my New Year’s Resolutions. Considering we were hit with one of those weeks. . . complete with a nasty case of food poisoning AND car trouble, I am just grateful to be writing at all. 2016 will be a year of change,…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 »