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Am I Related?

Is this sea captain in my ancestry?  Willis is my middle name.

Capt  James Monroe Willis, 1825-1909, New Bedford Massachusetts


Genealogical Records

This is a sample of the types of records I’m finding as I explore my genealogy.  Some of my ancestors first settled in Dorchester (virtually part of Boston) Massachusetts.   33 more words


from karma to dharma

Through completing the final session of my Kundalini Yoga teacher training program last weekend, it’s become clear that my views on karma have significantly changed these last few months. 554 more words


A Non-Morbid Cemetery Tour

The research into our family’s genealogy has taken me on a ride with surprising twists and turns.  Part of the process is finding places and dates where ancestors were born and died. 246 more words

Forefathers Burial Ground

Gravestones of my 6X Great Grandparents – Lt Jonathan Minot and his wife Elizabeth Stratton in the Forefathers Burial Ground, Chelmsford Massachusetts


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


Whale Bones

Spewed out by the sea,

splayed on the shore,

recorders of time, memory keepers,

bleached white by the sun.

These oracle bones,

fortune tellers of the past, 106 more words