Friday’s Five at Five for February 23, 2018

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Five at Five | No Comments

Here are five genealogy-related articles or blog posts I found helpful this week: The Fix Is In – Ancestry briefly(!) made it far more harder to work as a professional genealogist. How I Tracked Down My 4th Great Grandmother’s Parents – Great example of how understanding the cultural norms of a time and place can […]

Recent Reads that Might Meet Your Genealogy Needs

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Five at Five | No Comments

I follow a lot of blogs, genealogy or otherwise. Sometimes the other blogs I follow bring up a topic related to genealogy and family history.  Below are links to articles that you might find relevant to your research or maybe its just a fun read: 5th c. skeleton may have brought leprosy to Britain – From […]

“The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar”

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Media | No Comments

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the kidnapping of Bobby Dunbar and a new book on the subject, A Case for Solomon, “This American Life” reaired “The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar.”  You can find the episode on iTunes or here. It is an excellent story about tracing family secrets, investigating thoroughly court records and newspaper […]

DNA Testing… What I Hope to Find

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in DNA | No Comments

This post is a part 2 to DNA Testing… What I Expect to Find. I’m hoping my DNA test results will help resolve some brick walls or at least give me some clues on where to look. My greatest brick wall is finding out who my paternal grandfather’s maternal grandfather was.  My great grandmother purportedly […]


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