Who Knew?

I was recently appointed the Reorganizing Society President for a Children of the American Revolution Society here in Queens. Tonight, I was working on my son James’ application and discovered something interesting. The Children of the American Revolution was founded by Harriet Lothrop. Mrs. Lothrop was the author of the Five Little Peppers series of…Read more »

Perception

One has not only an ability to perceive the world but an ability to alter one’s perception of it; more simply, one can change things by the manner in which one looks at them.     –Tom Robbins In my course to become a professional genealogist, I am learning a lot about my perception of history.…Read more »

It’s Official

It is finally official! I completed the Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate Program. My final grade was an A-. To be honest the class wasn’t what I thought it would be. I thought it would be more writing of reports and working towards professional certification. It was a wonderful way to get your feet wet…Read more »

Making people real…

It is more about names and dates. It is about putting the meat on the bones. To make our ancestors real. It is about researching their daily lives and proving or disproving family lore. Unfortunately, we are not all descendants of Pochahontas, some of us are just regular folks. Newspapers are a fabulous way to…Read more »