I don't get to go back home very often, but when I do, my first thought is how can I squeeze in some genealogy while I am there? I don't want to miss out on quality time with family, but I can have some fun while also gathering some new nuggets for my research. So … Continue reading 5 Ways To Squeeze In Genealogy During Your Trip Back Home
This week my mind has been focused on Shannon Cemetery in Bluffton, Ohio. I have no known connection to this town, but I feel strongly about preserving our nation's cemeteries and so it has become a hot topic for me. You see, one of the local influential men in the area decided that he didn't like seeing … Continue reading “Paved Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot”
Now's the time to resume the No Story Too Small challenge from last year! This time I am going to introduce you to my Great Great Grandfather, Samuel Hirsch Engel. He is the father of my maternal great grandmother, Tony. Here's what I've learned over the past few years since I began researching Samuel's life. Initially as I researched, my … Continue reading 52 Ancestors: #7 Samuel Engel
Below is a photo that is far back on my family tree. Margaret is my 2X Great grandmother on my mom's side. Her father, Dennis Knowlan came from Ireland and settled in Michigan City, Indiana. And the rest... is unknown!
Yesterday I had the pleasure of getting most of the day with family. The drive down to my mom's house was a pleasant one as my husband, Casey, and I talked while I worked on a crochet project (he drove). This year we had decided to split our time with our respective families. I was … Continue reading Family Gatherings are the Time to Reminisce