January 22, 2020 Rebekah 0

Week 4: Close to Home I’m microblogging on Instagram for this series, but taking either a favorite topic or a compilation of topics each month […]

B is for Birth Records

January 20, 2020 Rebekah 8

Birth records are just one part of the Vital Record Triad: the ever popular and sometimes overly desired “BMD” (Birth, Marriage Death) records.

A is for Abstracts

January 6, 2020 Rebekah 16

I have a love/hate relationship with Abstracts. It’s leaning a bit towards the “hate” side at the current moment, but that’s likely because I’m still learning how best to construct them.

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.