Decoration Day: Why Family History Writing will make you a Better Genealogist

I can hear you mumbling, but I hate writing. That may be because you think it hard work. Maybe if you had to start out staring at a blank piece of paper or a white screen, but if you are a genealogist that isn’t the case. You have the rough outlines of hundreds if not […]

Read More

Ice Cream Melons & Foxes: It’s the Mouth Watering Details that Bring an Ancestor to Life

Sometimes we don’t know much about an ancestor so it’s the littlest thing that can add a bit of spice to their life, which is otherwise just a recitation of census records, a wife and children. Context can help fill in the story if we can add what was happening during the time and place […]

Read More