Shrubbing & DNA & a Rabbit Hole

Yes shrubbing out that tree and a DNA cousin have lead to a huge Rabbit Hole and it isn’t even a direct ancestor but when a good juicy story gets you hooked you follow. I love a mystery and think I may of been a detective in a previous life. So I am working onContinue reading “Shrubbing & DNA & a Rabbit Hole”

2020 One Little Word – Harmony

  Back in the day, I was a scrapbooker. Actually it is something I am going to start doing again for me and not about creating the perfect layout, but I digress. When I was a scrapbooker I took part in choosing a word every year. I have found that by choosing this word IContinue reading “2020 One Little Word – Harmony”

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.”

Day 1 of the 30 x 30 challenge

Today starts the day of my 30 x 30 genealogy challenge of researching 30 minutes a day for 30 days. This concept belongs to Jane Adams of Organize Your Family History. For my 30 x 30 challenge to be successful, I had to come up with some goals and ideas of lines I wanted to research.Continue reading “Day 1 of the 30 x 30 challenge”

A 30 x 30 Challenge…

Life has been insane lately with family and kids. We have been doing the whole college application process with the almost 17 year old. The 10 year old transitioned seamlessly from elementary to middle school in his special needs class and the 5 year old had a rough time going from pre-school into kindergarten butContinue reading “A 30 x 30 Challenge…”

Some of my Favorite Podcasts

I love podcasts. I find them a great source of personal development. It fills the time when I am driving back and forth to work or while waiting for the kids to get out of activities. I became addicted to podcasts when I first started as a Beachbody Coach and my tastes have evolved overContinue reading “Some of my Favorite Podcasts”

Decoding those leaves…

  We all know about those shaky leaves on ancestry. See these leaves here they sit for a long time. These in particular because they deal with Irish Ancestry. I you look you will see a lot of Peter, Marys and Bridgets. They give me a headache after a while. Decoding a leaf for meContinue reading “Decoding those leaves…”