Genealogy Friday: Where Did My Ancestors Come From?

      Have you wondered where your ancestors came from? Maybe you grew up on stories of their trip overseas?  Or maybe you have no idea where they came from? So, how do you determine their place of origin? … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Am I Related to Famous People?

My interest in family history began at the age of twelve.  A distant relative was doing the family history on one of our lines and determined we were related to Davy Crockett.  {His 2nd wife, Elizabeth Patton Crockett, was the … Continued

Genealogy Friday: The Clan System

If you’ve researched any Scottish family history you may have heard of the clan? So what is a clan?  In essence, it’s a family group.  Some clans also have septs.  This is a smaller family group within a larger family … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 5 Artistic Forms of Story Telling

I’ve shared points on turning family history into a children’s story or novel in a writing form. However, what if you’re not a writer?  Maybe you’re an artist? There are numerous other ways to tell family history stories. Artist—can draw … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 16 Questions when Printing Family Histories

      I’ve shared the benefits of printed family histories, but what if you are printing a family history. What are some aspects of this endeavor you may want to keep in mind? Is my family interested What format … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 9 Reasons to Check Out Printed Family Histories

Printed family histories are a great place to start when you’re stuck. Many families have printed their family histories over the years.  Some provide more detail and sources than others. However, these can be a great resource. They may even … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Pros and Cons of DNA

Last week, I shared the story of how DNA had proven that President Harding did indeed have a love child. DNA has revolutionized our world in the last decade.  Criminals are able to prove either their innocence or guilt with … Continued

Genealogy Friday: How DNA uncovered a lie

History is full of speculation of who the father might be?  Then again we may hear questions, such as did “he” really farther that child. President Harding had been rumored to be the father of a child for almost a … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Visit Your Ancestors with Google Maps

Do you want to see where your ancestors lived? Did they move across country?  Did they come from another country? Today travel is much easier than ever before.  However, there are still limitations to why you may not be able … Continued