Today, I watched a webinar entitled Long Distance Italian Genealogy from Shellee A. Morehead, PhD, CG that was on Legacy Family Tree Webinars. My Dad and I had been talking about his family line and we know so little of anyone who was not in the United States. So after watching the webinar where I was…Read more »
Transportation is an interesting topic when we think of our Ancestors. I am often amazed how far they traveled and the modes of transportation they used. I have ancestors who by horse and buggy, train and ship. Today, I am moving to my dad’s side of the family. Our earliest Italian ancestor in New York…Read more »
This one is an interesting one as I know there are branches that came a little after the Mayflower. (I am still looking for that elusive Mayflower ancestor.) Then I have my Witherwax line that came in 1710 from Germany with approximately 700 families. But for the sake it f this prompt I am going…Read more »
I absolutely love old newspapers. I spend hours upon hours searching papers for hints and clues about my family. I have told you in the past about my favorite site NYS Historic Newspapers. I have also had great success on other newspaper sites. I am not generally a huge fan of Fulton History. When I was doing research on…Read more »
Meet my dad, Michael Anthony DellaVecchia. He was born on the 12th Day of October.
For me this prompt was tough. I haven’t been to a courthouse or a town hall in ages, that isn’t saying that I haven’t found legal documents anywhere. Right now I have a super long list of things I would like to find at a courthouse and I even have plans to visit the Surrogate’s…Read more »
This prompt always makes me want to smile. I spend a lot of time working on my family tree and when I do that I generally let myself listen to my gut and let it guide me because I feel that is my predecessors speaking to me. I would love to meet the following people…Read more »