Gen-Fed Tales of Discovery, 2016

Malissa Ruffner, Director of Gen-Fed, the unique week-long course on using federal records in the National Archives for genealogical research, recently posted a list of… 120 more words


Of Schuyler Ison and Mary Ann Overstreet and Children

New records appear on-line regularly, so revisiting ancestors often uncovers bits of gold. Considering the new probate records available on Ancestry.com, I decided to take a break from my “should dos” and plug in some names to see what might be new. 714 more words

Genealogical Research

Why Apply to Lineage Societies? Five Good Reasons

An outcome of applying to lineage societies was discovering what happened to Richard Croy and Rachel Crist after their marriage.

I completed my applications to two lineage societies of the Ohio Genealogy Society yesterday (well, almost). 702 more words

Croy Family History

Family Traditions: Fact or Fiction?

The family historian and family storyteller are not always the same person.  Family traditions are not always family fact.  Traditions are not always historical and family stories are not always factual.  1,440 more words


For a Limited Time: A Free Seminar to Get Unstuck in Your Research

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Writing Family History

Childhood memories of WW2

Rita Cole’s memories of WW2
Rita lived with her mother and sister near London. Bertha Alzano was born in Hamburg Germany. Rita’s father Jim Alzano, was a British merchant seaman braving the Atlantic convoys. 201 more words

Historical Research

From the "Rolls" of Washington County: The last two "Croy Boys"

The photo taken at the OGS Society of Civil War Families of Ohio induction ceremony arrived a couple months back. At the time, I was elbow deep in the buckets of information from my trip to Ohio, so just filed it away. 735 more words

Croy Family History