Your Paternal and Maternal Matches with Ancestry Sideview­™

If you haven’t checked your AncestryDNA matches since September 6th, you might be missing out on a new view. I was patiently waiting (well, maybe not so patiently) for this … Continue Reading →

My Digital Preservation Story

My digitization story is like many of yours might be. My parents left me boxes and boxes of their albums and videos, and I felt a bit overwhelmed with the … Continue Reading →

New DNA Tool – DNA Painter Coverage Estimator

Could this new tool help me solve a mystery? Whenever there are new tools for your DNA, it’s a good day. So October 17th was a good day. That’s the … Continue Reading →

Dealing With Downsizing and Grief

This week I’ve been cleaning and organizing. But this time is different than other times because it’s bothering me more. Why is that? Why are you able to jump into … Continue Reading →

Avoid These Genealogy & DNA Mistakes

The newest video on my YouTube channel is all about what I think you should do to help your genealogy or DNA research. There are seven things that I speak … Continue Reading →

Are You Checking Your Old Cameras?

First of all, I wanted to ask you. Did you know your old cameras might have value? Some of you might be like me and have an old, sometimes inexpensive … Continue Reading →

Let’s Create A Family Heirloom Book During Family History Month

If you’re like me you have things around your home that you might deem family heirlooms. Some may be valuable but some are just things you love and are priceless … Continue Reading →

Grimwade Quick Cooker Bowl

One thing I love to do is go to yard sales. But one of the promises I made myself a few years ago when I was downsizing is that I … Continue Reading →

Expressing Gratitude To Your Ancestors

I’m told that when we express gratitude our brain releases dopamine and serotonin, these two important neurotransmitters are responsible for our emotions, and they make us feel ‘good’. They enhance … Continue Reading →

Do You Have Photo Guilt? I Can Help You Fix That

Whether you are a genealogist or not, many of us deal with photo guilt. Photo guilt is real. It’s that feeling when you have inherited your parent’s photo collection, or … Continue Reading →