The 21-Day Family Connections Experiment: Update

It's Day 8 of the Family Connections Experiment and I thought I'd share an update of some of the interest-sparking photographs and conversations I've been able to have with family members over the last 8 days. The very first photograph I shared was this one of my husband's great grandmother, Ella Lucille McMahon Zimmerman. I … Continue reading The 21-Day Family Connections Experiment: Update

Charlotte Lillie Davis, Nurse, H.S. ‘Brittanic’

Is most reliable in her work and an extremely kind and capable nurse. The U.K. National Archives has opened up some of its digital content for free while we are all at home. I decided to do a little searching and hit pay dirt with a full military file for my 3rd great aunt, Charlotte … Continue reading Charlotte Lillie Davis, Nurse, H.S. ‘Brittanic’

Day 1 of the 21 Day Connections Experiment

I spent some time putting together my own 21-day plan for this experiment. If you're interested in learning more about what I and a whole lot of other fun folks are doing for the next 21 days, you can read more here. I LOVE all the different plans on the website but I wanted to … Continue reading Day 1 of the 21 Day Connections Experiment

The 21-day Family Connections Experiment

Has social distancing got you feeling the blues? Motivation non-existent, with a general sense of malaise? I think we're all feeling a little anxious and a little disconnected right now. And that's ok! We don't have to be discovering new skills or writing the great American novel, however, there is a way to perhaps lift … Continue reading The 21-day Family Connections Experiment

The 7 Day Indexing Challenge

I'm excited to be joining in on this fun challenge! It starts tomorrow and will go until May 2, 2020. All you have to do is index a batch a day (or more if you like!) and hop on social media and tell us all which collection you ended up indexing using the hashtag #ABatchADay … Continue reading The 7 Day Indexing Challenge

Solve Your Genealogy Brick Wall

Lately, I seem to read about someone's genealogical "brick wall" on every post I read on various genealogy sites. Are these truly all brick walls? I don't think so. A brick wall to me means a problem that you have been working on for a long time with little success. I've seen posts where people … Continue reading Solve Your Genealogy Brick Wall

We have a winner! RootsTech 2020 Free Pass Giveaway

  Congratulations to Julie Wood who won my free 4-day RootsTech pass giveaway, and thank you to everyone who entered. There are still plenty of contests running so if you didn't win here, head over to Conference Keeper and enter. At last count, there were 31 giveaways running!  

Telling the Story of You

You are part of the story For many family historians, the excitement of the chase means that we are necessarily focused on the past. We try to locate everything we can on our ancestors, and sometimes, when we feel satisfied with what we have on them, we move on to the next ancestor. RootsTech 2020’s … Continue reading Telling the Story of You

Win a complementary 4-day pass to RootsTech 2020!

It's hard to believe but RootsTech 2020 will be here in just over 3 months! And it's a big year ... the TENTH anniversary! Will you be joining me there to celebrate The Story of YOU? I love this theme for 2020. By learning about our ancestors, by telling their story, we tell the story … Continue reading Win a complementary 4-day pass to RootsTech 2020!

Finding Harry

Harry Joshua Davis was a seemingly complicated man. I never knew him, but the records he left often describe a man with many complexities. Living family members knew little of him, except rumors and hushed opinions as to where he had ended up. His birth in Lancashire, England in 1879, was innocuous enough. The oldest … Continue reading Finding Harry