Who Was Harold Alfred Thompson?

First and foremost, Harold was my grandfather. He was my father’s father, to be exact. But as with many of my ancestors (and I’m sure many of yours), his story has a “but” in it. Continue Reading →

A Random Msg Lead To More Info – The Beaton/Batten Mystery

Recently I received a random message from an Ancestry user. The Kathleen Ann that she referred to was my great uncle’s wife, and I hadn’t done any research on her … Continue Reading →

RootsTech Is Going Virtual

RootsTech 2021 is going virtual, and it’s going to be amazing. This event is called RootsTech Connect 2021 and will be held on February 25–27, 2021, as a free, virtual … Continue Reading →

Ancestry Launches StoryScout™

StoryScout is included in your Ancestry DNA purchases, and that’s not only good news for people testing their DNA, but it might be good news for the seasoned genealogist or genetic genealogist. Continue Reading →

Did My Family Not Hug Because of the Spanish Flu?

As the world begins the stages of the “new normal” and we slowly get back to interacting with people it’s made me wonder about how my family handled things during … Continue Reading →