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”

I’m just shrubbing along….

So the past 2 days I have been answering some emails and working with DNA, if you know me I prefer digging through the records or traipsing through a cemetery than doing anything sciencey. Yes I made up a word. Anyway DNA requires sciencey work and while doing this I have uncovered a mess ofContinue reading “I’m just shrubbing along….”

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 23 – Namesake

I am a big proponent of family names and being named after someone. I myself am named after my 2 grandmothers. My first name is after my paternal grandmother and my middle name is after my maternal grandmother. My daughter is named after myself, my paternal grandmother and her middle name is after my dad.Continue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 23 – Namesake”

52 Ancestors – Week 22- At the cemetery

So it seems like when life gets busy the blog is the first thing I let go. Oh well I am only behind 8 weeks or so. I had my first taste of researching in cemeteries back in my preteen years, I was probably 11 or 12. I spent summers with my grandparents in ClintonContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 22- At the cemetery”

52 Ancestors – Week 19 – Nurture

Nurture. This one through me for a bit but the more I thought about it the more my Grandma came to mind. Frances Mary Stewart Witherwax (1922 – 2004) Whether it was her own children, the children she watched, her children’s friends or my dad who got chicken pox at her house as an adult.Continue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 19 – Nurture”

52 Ancestors – Week 17 – At Worship

You read here time and again how much I love the¬†New York Historic Newspapers¬†website. It was here in the Plattsburgh Sentinel I found these two clips about my 3X great-grandfather Beverly Beardsley, from what I can discern they were Methodist but whatever religion he went to revivals and he must of been involved. This firstContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 17 – At Worship”

52 Ancestors -Week 16 – Out of Place

Out of place what or who should I write about. Let me tell you about stumbling across this census record back in the day. It was probably early on in my Ancestry membership. This is the 1880 US Census for 6th Ward of Ann Arbor, Michigan. This census sent me on a merry chase. ForContinue reading “52 Ancestors -Week 16 – Out of Place”

52 Ancestors – Week 15 – DNA

I will admit that I am not a real sciencey person. Most of it goes right over my head. In school science bored the tears out of me. The only science I could somewhat handle was psychology which is why 90% of the science in college was different psych classes with the exception of biologyContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 15 – DNA”