Welcome to Onward To Our Past® and our all new, exclusive, English translation from the wonderful volumes of the Czech-American journal, Amerikán Národní Kalendář. Today we begin a[...]
Genealogy Knock-Knock. Who’s there? As youngsters, they are likely to be the first jokes we learn in our lives. That good old standby: ‘knock-knock’ jokes. Our grandsons, during th[...]
Genealogy and Sundays: One of my favorite pairings of all Ahhh…Sunday! How I love Sundays especially paired up with my love of genealogy and family history. Certainly Sundays are s[...]
Focusing on Those Legends, Lore, and Lies in Genealogy and Our Family Histories As lovers of genealogy and family history from time to time we all encounter and contend with the le[...]
Coaxing Memories For Your Family History   If you are at all like me, you love to hear other folks’ memories and stories about family!  It is what makes our family trees[...]
Today’s Tip:  Don’t forget your own stories!   I love wheedling stories out of folks!  I love to hear about when they were young, who they interacted with, what family [...]
Today’s Tip:  The food disappears, plates last almost forever! Very early in our married life, my wife and I began what seemed at the time as a pretty bizarre custom. &n[...]
Today’s Tip:  Take a trip down your own personal Memory Lane every so often, to reconnect with the energy of your ancestors. As you can tell from my photo, I’ve be[...]