My Ancestor Communities on Ancestry

One of Ancestry’s features, when you do a DNA test, is Communities. These communities are part of your DNA Story or Ethnicity and are included in the price of your … Continue Reading →

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The 1921 Census of England and Wales Is Coming

Depending where you live, either today or tomorrow will be a busy day if your genealogy takes you to England and Wales. That’s because on January 6, 2022 at 12:01 … Continue Reading →

New Year Resolutions – 2022

Did you make a resolution for 2022? Last year I realized that I was letting the pandemic get to me both mentally and physically. So I started walking several times … Continue Reading →

Countdown To the Holidays

The holidays are about family and food.. at least in my family it’s is. So I thought that once again, I’d share with you a few of my family favorites.

Above you’ll see Smog Bars. Many Canadian’s call these Nanaimo Bars, but in my family, we called them Smog Bars, and the fact that I live in Alberta might be the reason. Continue Reading →

Four Things I’m Doing To Break My Brick Wall

So I thought of four things that I’m going to do to help me with my brick wall, and I wanted to share them with you. Even if it doesn’t help my research, I’m hoping they might help you. Continue Reading →

What Can You Learn About Your Ancestors in Newspapers?

One of the things I’ve learned doing genealogy is that your family doesn’t have to be famous or infamous to be in the newspaper.

But what can you learn from newspapers? I can think of at least five things you might learn from them. Continue Reading →

Do You Have Ghosts In Your Genealogy?

I don’t believe I have any ghosts in my genealogy, but I do often feel like I’m being guided by the spirit of ancestors when it comes to my research. … Continue Reading →

Bravo FamilySearch Bravo

Four years ago, in 2017, FamilySearch announced that it would no longer have microfilm distribution. I remember at the time, there was an outcry from the genealogy community. This was … Continue Reading →

It’s Official – The Genie Journal Is Now Available

One of the things I always dream of as a teenager was becoming an author, and effectively Sunday, I felt like that truly happened when I saw both versions of … Continue Reading →

RootsTech Connect Is Going To Be Incredible

I just got off a Zoom call this afternoon for the RootsTech Ambassadors, and I just have to say that RootsTech Connect 2021 is going to be incredible. Continue Reading →