5 Ways To Squeeze In Genealogy During Your Trip Back Home

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

“Paved Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot”

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”

52 Ancestors: #7 Samuel Engel

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

Family Gatherings are the Time to Reminisce

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