Cause of Death: Senility?

Lately I’ve been obsessed with death certificates. Apparently, I’m not alone. A recent family history trend involves mapping causes of death within a particular line and noting patterns. 329 more words

Family History

Beyond Batten Disease Foundation grantee, Andrea Ballabio, MD, is awarded the 2016 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine

Dr Andrea Ballabio, MD, Beyond Batten Disease Foundation grantee at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston Texas and founder and director of the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM) in Naples Italy, is awarded the 2016 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine. 124 more words

Family Stories

Finding my voice

I’ve been gathering stories.

Last November my family and I went back to my dad’s part of the world – Amravati in Maharashtra, India – where I spent hours observing, listening, enjoying my family’s ways. 511 more words

General Life Stuff

18. One Sassy Lass!

One of my favorite characters in my family tree is my great grandmother, Tamra Anna Payton Allen. She was born on in the year of 1860 in Monroe County, Ohio. 356 more words

Family Stories

Century Old Chautauqua Friendship Comes Full Circle

The fourth, and last, in a series of posts on how the friendship between a pair of musically gifted, independent young women in the early 1900s, led to the friendship over a century later of two of their descendants. 2,607 more words


Mama’s Whimsical Story about Clyde

Mama’s Whimsical Story about Clyde

Through the years of many nightly phone conversations with my mother I’ve heard some wild and crazy stories. She may not remember where she laid her keys last, but she never forgets her stories of growing up.I can only wish I had her stories… 552 more words

Daily Writings And Funnies...

Herman's Howlings

I am thrilled to announce another family memoir has been added to our website! “Herman’s Howlings: A Personal History of Southwestern Wyoming” was written some time in the 1990’s by Herman Genetti (1922-2007), son of Ermenegildo (Herman/Joe) Genetti (1893-1967) and grandson of Angelo Genetti (1859-1946) of Castelfondo, Tyrol. 572 more words

Genetti Family