Ancestors on a Crooked Path

So, I don’t have a very close relationship with my ancestors yet.

They have a shrine, I give them offerings, and I occasionally connect with them enough to hear them, but I don’t get anything specific.   305 more words

Spiritual Musings

End of Life Experiences; Two Books by Peter Fenwick and Elizabeth Fenwick

A research study based on interviews with nurses, doctors, and carers in two hospices and one nursing home in London found that profoundly meaningful ‘end of life experiences’ were not uncommon.  1,369 more words


Dating Old Photographs

Some researchers have piles of photographs. Maybe they’re organized, or maybe they’re just in a shoe box in the top of their bedroom closet. If your old photos are elsewhere (like a basement, a garage, or an attic), … 409 more words


Forest Heritage by Molly Meade


To my lips
a prayer comes
thank you,
I see.

When we decided to buy some land on which to build our home, one of the deciding factors was the wonderful big rocks on the hillside behind where we imagined building our house. 1,133 more words


Unrealized Family History

I don’t think of myself as having a lot of family history. For a multitude of reasons my family lineage and pasts get mysteriously fuzzy after my direct grandparents and in some cases are just cut off. 1,485 more words


An Exciting Discovery

About a year ago, “The Genealogy Girl” posted “What Are We?”, a post about ethnic make-up, and whether you knew the percentages of where you came from. 303 more words


My Aunt Became My Uncle?

My 2nd great-grand Aunt accidentally fell into my lap this week…or is she really my Uncle? Confusing, yes?

When I started down my bumpy genealogy road a few years ago, I began with this line of the family. 524 more words