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Dinner For Eight

As I slouch in my recliner eating dinner while binge watching The Game of Thrones,  my thoughts wander to sit-down dinners with family gathered around the table discussing how their day went and sharing their lives. 407 more words


Mary Naomi Magee

Mary Naomi Magee

My Great-Great Grandmother Mary Naomi Magee was born on 29 Jun1882 in Callahan, Texas, USA as the fourth child of Henry James Magee and Margaret Jane Neeley. 595 more words


Favorite Photo

I had originally intended to write about this photo of my great-great-grandfather, Gage Spring.

I don’t know what happened to the original, but one day when I was setting up my scanner for more photo scans, this image was still in the scanner program cache memory. 478 more words



This blog was inspired by an Amy Johnson Crow blog in which she challenged people to write about the genealogy discoveries they have made. Checkout her blog at… 59 more words


Daughters of the American Revolution Patriot Jose Viterbo de Ribera

I originally planned on applying for the Daughters of the American Revolution through my ancestor Baltasar Gonzales, but as I explained in the last post, he was not present at the presidio at the time that would have made him eligible as a patriot. 364 more words


12 Days of My Family - Day 10

This is a photo of my maternal grandfather, Gus Hatchett (standing on the right), along with his brothers and sisters.  These are the children of Evva and Mattie Heck Hatchett.

Family History

Why Genealogy?

I’m not sure I ever would’ve caught the genealogy bug had it not been for the fascination I felt, when, early in life, I knew a few people who had been born in the nineteenth century. 274 more words