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Family Tree Maker

Before we even arrive in Salt Lake City for ROOTSTECH, there is fantastic news to rock the world of genealogy.

A few months ago Family Tree Maker users heard the news that this most popular family history program was to be DISCONTINUED at the end of 2016. 56 more words


Why I Love the Internet: The World Wide Web

The Internet continues to provide me with so much more than access to information.  Through my blog, Ancestry, Facebook, Google, and ordinary old email, I continue to find and be found by cousins all over the world.   532 more words


Happy 223rd Birthday!

Hays Rodgers Sr was my 4th great grandfather. He was born in Greene Co, Tennessee in February of 1793 to James Rodgers and Elizabeth “Elly” Hays. 709 more words

Ancestry And Genealogy

My 16th Fear -Never Having a College Degree

Are you disappointed in me, Mom?”

“Disappointed in you?  Heavens no!  Why would I be disappointed in you? Where is this coming from, honey?” 499 more words


Hamilton & the New York Connection

This genealogical sleuthing was inspired by my precocious teenage grandson. In addition to adoring him, as I do each of my grandchildren, I admire him for years spent in local theater, and because his favorite subject in school is  –  594 more words

Family History

Genealogy Jen updates

I’m excited about Rootstech Genealogy conference.  More excited than this picture of me Christmas morning when I found a gift certificate for tennis lessons in my stocking. 140 more words


Good read: NPR's 'DNA, Genealogy And The Search For Who We Are'

A recently published NPR article ponders the connection between DNA and family history and appears to the be the first piece in what could be an intriguing ongoing series. 235 more words