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It is SO exciting when you finally crack a difficult line of ancestry!  I have been struggling with the female offspring of a cousin I did not previously know.  This is also one of[...]
I just had a first for me. In searching out an Ohio ancestor, I discovered as I followed his path through my searching that when he got his original Social Security Number back in [...]
Yesterday someone asked me where my ‘passion’ for genealogy came from.  Not my interest — they knew that came from my second grandson being named for my father, b[...]
Today is the 67th anniversary of D-Day.  The invasion of Fortress Europe via the beaches of Normandy, France.  After a very successful feint and misinformation campaign by the Alli[...]
Tomorrow is the 67th anniversary of the landings at Normandy during World War II. My dad came ashore at Omaha Beach.  Proceeded to fight his way across Europe and into Germany[...]
Good morning, all! I have been humbled again to have some of my writing used in a newsletter of a company I really like. GenealogyBank.com is one of my GO TO sites for genealogy wo[...]
Hello all!  As I have continued to work in the genealogy field, I am struck by a distinct dichotomy if find with folks I run into in this work.  My disclaimer is that this is my ob[...]
Hi all!  Sorry I have been absent for a few days here.  I have been over on the Facebook page, but that is no excuse I know. Lately I have grown tired of looking at multiple geneal[...]
Recently I have been ‘chasing’ a first cousin from Bohemia across the United States.  This elusive fellow, Frantisek Knechtl, was a tough one for me to trace and p[...]
Today, as a little bit of Memorial Day preparations, I am going to do some volunteer photography for the website Find A Grave.  (http://www.findagrave.com).  It is very easy to reg[...]