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Find-A-Grave Community Day, Part 1: Fernwood Cemetery

This past Saturday, October 18th, was Find-A-Grave Community Day. I made myself useful and joined the Lansdowne meetup at Fernwood Cemetery in Yeadon. This fine historic cemetery is located just outside of West Philadelphia. 2,173 more words


May I Introduce You Article Published Today

I am so honored to be featured by Gini Webb of Ginisology in today’s online issue of Geneblogger.  Here’s the link to the article:




Who is Maggie Douglas? Part Two

In Part One of the Maggie Douglas tale, I discovered Maggie’s existence.  Here’s a recap:

My great grandmother Mary Brown Young traveled from Scotland to Montana with her mother and siblings at the age of 7.  680 more words


The Thing Is… Part 3

How do I begin to tell you about my Mom? She’s…Mom.

It’s a strange feeling when, you realize that your mother is more than just ‘Mom’; that she was once known as “so-and-so’s daughter”, “blabbity-blah’s sister”, or “that one guy’s girlfriend”.. 404 more words


The Check Is in the Mail (Roscoe)

Note: It appears that the v-mail of June 26th is not in the collection so the exact details of Ruthie Parttens’ accident are currently unknown. 414 more words


What happened to Thomas Nagington?

There’s a family story about my husband’s great grandfather, Thomas Nagington, that says he went into a ‘religious mania’ and committed suicide about 1912. His ‘widow’ then farmed out her children to various relatives and went into service. 422 more words



We are pleased to announce that there will be a Hellenic Genealogy Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2015.

It will be held at the world famous Family History Library in Salt Lake.  171 more words