DNA Is Like Fertilizer For My Family Tree

Today I realized that my DNA results are like fertilizer for my family tree. As each new cousin match comes to light if that cousin has taken the time to … Continue Reading →


Hmmm What To Give Mom For Mother’s Day

It’s the second day of May and in two weeks it will be Mother’s Day.  Wikipedia tells us that Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908 by Anna Jarvis who … 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 →


Why Is Collaboration So Important?

I’m a firm believer in collaboration and I’ve blogged about this on several occasions. Making an effort to connect with cousins is a way that you can extend your tree … Continue Reading →


The Waiting Room – Are you listening to your ancestors?

I have always felt that my ancestors are waiting to have their stories told. It feels like they are waiting in a large white room, devoid of pictures, windows or … Continue Reading →


What’s In A Name?

In the play; Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Juliet says  “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Meaning that she … Continue Reading →


Murphy’s Law Was Working OT

Why does it never fail that when you have the idea for a question to ask of the Archivist in the last few minutes of research time,  that that’s when … Continue Reading →


Have You Checked Out SHOTBOX?

  When I was at Roots Tech earlier this year I purchased a SHOTBOX and it’s turned out to be a very useful product, even more useful than I originally anticipated. … Continue Reading →


The Genealogy Happy Dance

The other day one of the bloggers was speaking about Genealogy Happy Dances and I don’t know about you, but it seems like ages since I’ve done my last “genealogy happy dance”. … Continue Reading →


Happy Anniversary

Today marks the one year anniversary of Hound on the Hunt. I remember the date because I started the blog the same day as we had the celebration of life … Continue Reading →


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