Happy Birthday Mom ūüéāūüéā & 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 →

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 →

March is Women’s History Month – Who is Your Heroine?

poster by Hilda Dallas, 1909 In the U.S. in 1988,¬†¬†March was proclaimed¬†Women’s History Month and if you’re from Canada like I am; ¬†it was proclaimed a few years later in … Continue Reading →

Who To DNA Test or Not to DNA Test?

  In my genealogy research, autosomal DNA has become¬†one of my favorite subjects ¬†and sometimes the most frustrating. Just because I’m still in the learning process as to what all … Continue Reading →