It’s Time To Get Organized – My Genealogy Rewind or Getting My Poop In A Group

I remember when I first started doing genealogy someone said you can tell a genealogist by the mounds of papers they have on and around their desk. Over the years … Continue Reading →


What Do You Take To A 80th Birthday Party?

Last weekend I went to my Uncle Ken’s 80th birthday party; Uncle Ken is my mom’s younger brother. My husband and I decided that it was such a warm day … Continue Reading →


Keep Calm AncestryDNA Changes Aren’t The End Of The World

You may have read Ann Swayne’s blog post regarding the upcoming changes to roles of users of the AncestryDNA site. To read the blog click HERE. There’s no need to … Continue Reading →


The DNA Angel Project – Anniversary Edition So Many Prizes 🎉🎉

July 14th is the 1st Anniversary of The DNA Angel Project and this giveaway is our best yet.  With not one, not two but six prizes. Here’s the line up … Continue Reading →


I’m Hot On The Trail And Using #DNA To Solve A Mystery (Part 1)

(permission was given  by John M to use photo)  I have a mystery in my genealogy.  I call it the Beaton/Batten mystery. The whole mystery is based on family stories, … Continue Reading →


Please Forgive Me… I’ve Been Sick

Please forgive me for not posting this week; but I’ve been sick.  Hoping to be back on my game next week. In the meantime; here are a few things that … Continue Reading →


Wine and Dine Me Before You Demand To See My Tree

Maybe I’m old-fashioned but I like a bit of preamble with a new DNA match. But that wasn’t what happened when a DNA match sent me a note this week. Can … Continue Reading →


New Team Member

With so many distractions in our life it’s a wonder we get any genealogy done. Well at least it’s a wonder I do because there is my Pinterest account, Facebook; … Continue Reading →


Happy Birthday Mom 🎂🎂 & A DNA Angel Announcement

Today would have been my mom’s 81st birthday. My mom; Eleanor Louise Thompson (nee Middlebrough)  didn’t actually do genealogy but when I discovered my love of family history she was … Continue Reading →


Genealogy Conferences – Why Should You Go?

(Roots Tech)   Over the next few months, my store; Shop the Hound will be busy going to genealogy conferences. So why should you go to a genealogy conference? There are … Continue Reading →


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