Sunday, March 30, 2014

What Do You Use to Create Your Family Tree?

I was interested to know what most people use to create their family trees? I've started a poll (on the right hand side of this page) which you can vote on until the end of next week. I can't wait to hear your answers. :-)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Who Do You Think You Are--How Do You Like it So Far?

There have been four new episodes aired of Who Do You Think You Are? over the last four weeks. These episodes included celebrities Kelly Clarkson, Christina Applegate, Chelsea Handler and Zooey Deschanel. All of these episodes have contained interesting stories that connect the lives of these people to their anscestors. Which one has been your favorite so far? Do you feel a particular connection to any of the stories?

For me, Kelly Clarkson's story of her ancestor that fought in the Civil War mirrored my own family story. My ancestor was also from Ohio, enlisted as a soldier for the Union (enlisted into a different company than Clarkson's ancestor) and was taken prisoner and put in Andersonville (in a battle six weeks before her ancestor was captured). Through her story, I was able to discover a little bit more of my own. I can't wait to see the rest of the season.

Friday, July 19, 2013

It's Back!

A great show that I love is coming back to televison -- Who Do You Think You Are? This show traces the genealogy of a wide variety of celebrities. This season's celebrities will include Kelly Clarkson, Christina Applegate, Zooey Deschanel and others. However, the show has been moved to TLC. It will premiere Tuesday, July 23 at 9/8c. Will you be watching?

Friday, June 21, 2013

Just a Quick Note

Now that I have a phone that's capable of everything but saving the world (or maybe it can, I'm not sure) I'm now on Vine and Instagram for anyone who is interested. You can also follow my Twitter account to see what I post from these neat little apps.

Friday, May 31, 2013

What Are Your Family Treasures?

The yard sale season is upon us and I have already been out in full force since I bought a record player. I've been sorting through stacks of old LPs to find those gems I would love to take home and listen to. However, yard sales also bring up questions about family treasures. What family treasures do you have? Would you ever get rid of anything that has sentimental value, even if the monetary value is high?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Summer Genealogy Plans

Summer seems to be a great time to look back into your family history. I know that summer is usually the time when it is best to visit genealogy centers, historical societies and grave sites. Some people even work these side trips into their summer vacations.

What are you planning to do this summer to work on your family history project?