52 Ancestors – Week 12 – Popular

Popular what does that mean? According to the dictionary Popular is an adjective. It means liked, admired or enjoyed by many people or by a particular person or group. This prompt is going to be tough. I am not big into popularity, I tend to root for the underdog and when it comes to familyContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 12 – Popular”

52 Ancestors – Week 51 – Future

So looking forward to 2020, I have all sorts of projects and goals in mind. It is going to require me to be a bit more organized with my time and with my research. Genealogy Projects for 2020 File a DAR supplemental application for my daughter through her paternal grandma’s line. Clear the DAR AdditionalContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 51 – Future”

Sometimes Rabbit Holes can be profitable

I have done a deep dive into the world of genetic genealogy and spent a huge amount of the past weekend messaging matches and hoping for responses. Low and behold one of those responses led me down a path tonight. It didn’t take me too long to figure out whee she belonged in my treeContinue reading “Sometimes Rabbit Holes can be profitable”

52 Ancestors – Week 31- Brothers

I truly believe that our ancestors reach out to us and speak to us. I have been doing a lot of research on my Beardsley/Curtis Lines. I have been working on an assignment for ProGen but I am also trying to link back to another Revolutionary War Patriot, Eldad Curtis. It is tough going becauseContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 31- Brothers”

52 Ancestors – Week 27 – Independent

Week 27’s prompt was supposed to go up around Independence Day and it was suggested to write about a relative who fought in the American Revolution. IF you have read for a while you will know that I am a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. I knew I had relatives whoContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 27 – Independent”

52 Ancestors – Week 26 – Legend

What an interesting topic. Family Legends and Folklore. Stories passed down through the generations. There are 2 pertaining to my grandpa’s family. I have not substantiated them in any way but it is fun anyway to share them. The first pertains to the 30th President of the United States Calvin Coolidge. My grandparents always maintainedContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 26 – Legend”

52 Ancestors – Week 20 – Military

I have always been proud of the Military members of my family. Though I didn’t know any of them personally, until my cousin Steve joined the Navy, prior to that the only member of the military I knew was my Uncle Leslie but he died in 1971 a few weeks after I was born. ThroughContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 20 – Military”

Reflections & an offer.

So 2018 has been a year to remember good and bad. As I get older I try more and more to roll with it. The good Gerard retired. Chiara was accepted into her dream college for her dream program. Jimmy made the transition to middle school seamlessly. I attended the Genealogical Research Institute in Pittsburgh.Continue reading “Reflections & an offer.”

The quest to clear an AIR!

What is an AIR? An air is this pesky thing in the DAR. It stands for Additional Information Requested and right now it is the bane of my existence and I am thinking a couple of research trips may be what I need to do. Here is the situation. I am working on proving myContinue reading “The quest to clear an AIR!”