How Will You Celebrate Food Day Canada?

July 31st is Food Day Canada, and I’m thinking about how I might celebrate.

mom was going to have a get-together, he could have invited twenty people off the road because there was always too much food.

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Hi, My Name Is….

Have you ever wondered why you have the name you have? Did you ever ask your parents? My name is Ellen, but my mom always said that my name was going to be Holly. I never asked why my parents didn’t choose Holly, but I know that I was named after my great grandmother, Ellen Middlebrough (nee Anidow). Continue Reading →

Don’t Be Like My DNA Cousin

As you know, I love DNA and what it can do for your research, and I especially like to help others with their research. So a recent interaction with a DNA cousin caught me off guard. Here’s the story. Continue Reading →

MyHeritage Photo Repair (DeOldify)

MyHeritage launched it’s new photo repair tool and I think it helps tell the story even better. Continue Reading →

Were They On A Break?

If you’ve watched “Friends,” then you’ll remember Ross’s famous line; “We were on a break.” ….
So far in my genealogy and DNA, I haven’t found an outcome to one of my ancestor couples’ “breaks,” but I have found their possible breaks.
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WikiTree Challenge Lucky Week 13

(I’m going to be the guest on Week 13 of the Wikitree Challenge and I’m feeling lucky. )

If you haven’t heard about the WikiTree Challenge, let me tell you a little bit about it. Continue Reading →

Heirlooms FOREVER

This project started with a conversation with my son. I was telling him that when I passed away that he and his brother better not just put the things I have in my glass cabinet in a yard sale or take them to the thrift store or heaven forbid… the dump. I told him that many of the things in the cabinet are family heirlooms that have been passed down.

He made a good point as sometimes son’s do. He asked me how he would know that?

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Saving My Genealogy FOREVER

As genealogists, we are all trying to preserve the memory of our ancestors. Many of us work long hours; on our trees, watching webinars, taking classes, taking road trips when we can, reading books, and all for the sake of our passion.

There’s one thing I know because I think about it often; what will happen to our work? Who will take the torch? Will there be someone? Continue Reading →

Christmas Past Dancing In My Head

Christmas from the past was about family and lots of food. Recipes included in this blog. Continue Reading →

I Just Might Get More Genealogy Time With the Ancestry App

When someone asks me how much time I spend working on my genealogy, my usual response is, “if I’m awake, I’m doing genealogy,” and that’s really not that far from the truth. I do have to admit that when it comes to my smartphone, I have the Ancestry app, but it’s for those times when I’m at a family event, and someone asks, “when was Auntie Ronnie born?”. Continue Reading →