“Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. ‘Be still’, they say. ‘Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.” -Author Unknown… 514 more words

For Inspiration...


I don’t remember my mother.  All I know about her are the things that I have been told, or that I have found through research. 109 more words


Tombstone Tuesday

These are the front and top views of my great-grandfather, James R. (Razee) Reed’s headstone in Falls City, Nebraska.

James Reed is an enigma to me.  125 more words


Ancestry.com's Newest Mobile App Identifies Iconic Ancestors and Relatives

An End to Years of Tedious Research?

Over the course of my 35+ often tedious years of researching and documenting family histories, obviously I have discovered many ancestors and even living relatives who I wasn’t aware were connected to our family.   593 more words

Culture & Identity


I decided to do a DNA test to find out my geographical background.  So, I ordered a test through http://www.ancestry.com.  Some of the results surprised me; some of them did not. 58 more words

Genealogical Research

Searching My Paternal Line

Also, I am seeking information on my father’s side of the family. This is all the info that I have so far. Can anyone help me? 179 more words


The right to be a Canadian: Irving Himel, K. Dock Yip, and The Committee for the Repeal of the Chinese Immigration Act

Voting. It’s complicated. Canada has been reluctant to share her treasures, at least to its non-male, non-white peoples.

Nearly 70 years ago, Canada’s Chinese, Japanese, and South Asian people won the right to vote in Canada. 1,199 more words

Chinese Culture