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 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 9 – At the Courthouse

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’sContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 9 – At the Courthouse”

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”