Rehashing Heyns

If anyone asks you about social media and how to use it for genealogy (or why you would even bother sharing your life online), here’s a story for them. 1,162 more words

Family History

Richer Still: 4 (or 5) Reasons You Need Your Ancestor’s Civil War Records

Previously I examined the wonders found in Civil War Pension Records. Well, I just received the next and, for now, the last batch of records for the seven brothers I am documenting. 753 more words

Family History

Civil War Pension Files: A Priceless Significance

I retreated like a green recruit from the prospect of spending $80 on the Civil War Pension files of my ancestors. It seemed an exorbitant cost, particularly since I faced a line of seven brothers, the sons of my great, great, great-grandparents, all members of two Ohio Volunteer Infantry regiments. 1,541 more words

Family History

Finding Vital Records: Four Lessons Learned

My goal for 2015 is to document, for the Ohio Genealogical Society, the Civil War service of the seven sons of Jacob Croy (1810-1872) and Margaret Pugh Croy (1813-1884). 1,151 more words

Family History

The importance of knowing where you came from

Four Score and More, my memoir, history and a family legacy, is a story of my family. There are many unwritten pages in our history books. 240 more words

On Genealogy

At the desk, a woman approached me, huffing and sweating. It was a warm day, the sun was bright.

“Where’s the restroom?”

“I’m sorry, we don’t have a public restroom,” I reply, the standard. 1,335 more words

Life Of The Blogger

Two of the Best Blogs for Genealogy, History, and Writing

“Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly. ” Roger Ebert

While I always say that I would love to go back in time, I would miss a few important things.

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Genealogical Research