It’s been a Long time

Long time no post. I have missed writing to you all. 2020 was an eventful year to say the least. Besides living through a pandemic, our family re-located from New York to Arkansas. We lived in a rental from October 2020 until May 2021 when we moved into our forever home. So Genealogy was onContinue reading “It’s been a Long time”

52 Ancestors – Week 14 – Water

The prompt for week 14 is Water. I am going to follow the trend and continue with Gerard’s family as they are who I have been focussing on during this period of social distancing. Gerard’s family is primarily recent Irish immigrants, as in post 1840 or 1850s except for a couple of his lines onContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 14 – Water”

52 Ancestors – Week 13 – Nearly Forgotten

The prompt for Week 13 was nearly forgotten, to me the people in the family tree who died as infants, children, teenagers, young or without children are the ones who tend to not have their stories told. I have been researching on a couple of Gerard’s lines. One of the people I found in hisContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 13 – Nearly Forgotten”

52 Ancestors – Week 41 – Context

And just like that this post will have caught me up with the prompts for 52 Ancestors and that is making me feel pretty proud. As I work to become a better researcher, I find myself thinking of Context. I find myself thinking of how the pieces fit together between history, social events and familyContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 41 – Context”

52 Ancestors – Week 6 – Surprise

I have been mulling the topic of this post for a few days. Trying to figure out where to go with it and trying to figure out if there was a big A-Ha moment in my research and I really couldn’t come up with anything. Looking back I would have to say the biggest surprisesContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 6 – Surprise”

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…”

GRIP – Day 2

Day 2 was another whirlwind of classes here at GRIP. (above is a picture of LaRoche College where GRIP is being held.) The morning started with a class on “Dutch” in NY and how the Dutch may just not be Dutch at all which was quite enlightening. We then proceeded to learning about the landContinue reading “GRIP – Day 2”

Not my forte…

So I will be totally honest here, Irish research gives me a headache.  A big massive migraine. A great friend gave me a book on researching your Irish roots and I should probably break it out and read it. I am working on one of my pro-bono cases to gain knowledge on report writing andContinue reading “Not my forte…”