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 »

Finding Out More about Probate Records Part II

A few weeks ago, I admitted to some considerable knowledge gaps when it comes to probate records. Ancestry’s recent mass digitization of probate records left me with a lot of questions. I decided to reinvest some income I received doing document retrievals and educate myself on this topic. I am happy to say I finally…Read more »