Be Open to What You Don’t Know…in Genealogy, in Writing, in Life.

I haven’t posted anything for a while, but not for lack of research or ideas…just busy with it all. Over the past month I have been both working with Huston family researcher, RBryant, and the chair of the First Families of Ohio, Margaret Cheney. 1,025 more words

Genealogical Research


” Memories are timeless treasures of the heart…”

Recently I had the good fortune to reconnect with a cherished friend. As we sat and reminisced and shared our lives for several hours, the 35 years since high school seemed to just melt away. 516 more words

For Inspiration...

Family history at the library; unravelling the mysteries

I’ve just completed a six-week course on family history, ably run by colleagues here at Christchurch City Libraries. It’s been fascinating and I recommend it for anyone with an interest in history and/or their family. 640 more words


Andersonville Prison Records

Researchers who find mention of the Confederate prison, Andersonville, in their ancestor’s Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR) or pension file should be interested in taking the next logical step in their research. 149 more words


Using Missouri Plat Maps to Find Your Ancestors

The Missouri History Museum does great things, has a great website, and offers an excellent newsletter. Check them out here.  But of everything it offers, the map resources are my favorite. 569 more words

Genealogical Research

Using Civil War Pension Records to Trace Calvin Croy's Wanderings

I’ve often emphasized  the singular importance of acquiring any Civil War Pension Records of your immediate ancestorswhen doing genealogical research. Well, while working on an article I’m writing—one requiring a careful look at the pension records of seven Croy brothers of Washington County, Ohio —I found one more reason those records are so important. 491 more words

Croy Family History

In search of roots- where to look.

There are some useful sources about information of Jewish past of Kaluszyn and towns nearby. Basic is Siedlce State Archive, as this is the place, where most of the birth, death and marriage certificates from former siedleckie district are stored. 249 more words