Ancestor Work

I just started drumming as part of my larger weekend Ancestor work.

Every day, I wake up and light a candle and incense, say hello to my Ancestors, and thank them for the gift of existence. 113 more words


Free Access to Findmypast

Starting today, June 29th until┬áJuly 6th, all UK, US and Irish records will be completely free to search and explore on Findmypast. It’s a special Fourth of July extravaganza! 386 more words


A Prayer for an Ancestor in the Making

I die a little each day
Each step taking me just a little closer
to the Ancestors

I die a little each day
Hardly macabre; rather, hopeful… 81 more words


A Tale of Two Sisters and a Daughter and Niece by Carol P. Christ

This continues the story I began last week. Catherina is my 2x great-grandmother; Agnes is my 2x great-aunt; Johanetta is my first cousin, 3x removed, and my step-2x great-grandmother; Henry is my 2x great-grandfather. 1,465 more words


A Tale of Two Sisters by Carol P. Christ

When I first returned from my ancestor quest in Germany, I fell ill with a bad cold and cough and had little physical energy. For two weeks I lived in the dreamtime, communicating with the ancestors and trying to make sense of the information about their lives I had discovered. 1,790 more words


An Illegitimate Child in Mecklenburg, 1850 by Carol P. Christ

I am Carol Patrice Christ, born in Pasadena, California, daughter of Janet Claire Bergman, born in El Paso, Texas, daughter of Lena Marie Searing, born in Lyons, Michigan, daughter of Dora Sophia Bahlke, born in Alma, Michigan, daughter of Maria Sophia Catherina Hundt, born in Parum, Mecklenburg, daughter of Catherina Sophia Elisabeth Schoppenhauer, born in Pogress, Mecklenburg, daughter of Anna Sophia Seehasse, born about 1770 in Zulow, Mecklenburg, … 1,241 more words