Week 30: Easy

July 22, 2019 Rebekah 0

I’m so thankful that my mother’s ancestors settled in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The ease of access to Pennsylvania Death Certificates is mind-blowing! I’ve learned so much about my family through this access.

Week 29: Challenging

July 15, 2019 Rebekah 0

A previously published book about your ancestors is a double-edged sword. I’m blessed with three such books: the descendants of a 10th great-grandfather, the descendants of a 3rd great-grandfather, and the descendants of my husband’s 4th great-grandfather.

Week 28: Reunion

July 8, 2019 Rebekah 1

In thinking about this week’s topic, Reunion, I was reminded of two family reunions: one formal, the other informal.

Week 7: Love

February 11, 2019 Rebekah 0

In May 1909, 21 year old John and 18 year old Laura were wed. For 38 years they lived, laughed, and loved.

Week 6: Surprise

February 4, 2019 Rebekah 0

Have you ever run across a hint from an online database and immediately discounted it? “My ancestor was never THERE!” you cry. And then you realize that all the names — unusual names even — match. You look at the record, and see that names, dates, places, all match. Huh??

Week 5: At The Library

January 29, 2019 Rebekah 0

I do remember “life before Ancestry”. When RootsWeb was the latest and greatest and bulletin boards were hopping with obituary lookup requests.

Week 4: I’d Like To Meet

January 22, 2019 Rebekah 0

I have a lot of interesting ancestors. Not famous ones, but some of the stories I’ve discovered make me wish I could go back in time and have a heart-to-heart conversation with them

Week 3: Unusual Names

January 15, 2019 Rebekah 0

But I think the most unusual name in my tree is actually my great-aunt. Especially since I’ve never figured out where the name came from.