I know, I know: just the term “genealogy” makes you want to fall asleep. Or close the browser tab. Or do literally anything else but talk more about “genealogy.” It conjures up images of sepia-soaked photo albums hidden away in your grandma’s attic. *yawn* Who wants to take a nap? :: slowly raises hand ::
But it can actually be an incredible adventure toward uncovering family secrets and unmasking the people that made you. And by doing a bit of detective work (that you alone are uniquely qualified to do), you can create a beautiful tribute to all the little miracles that made you who you are.
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It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in the US and that traditionally means lots of time with family. While our dinner tables this year will look quite different for many of us (thanks, COVID-19), it doesn’t mean we have to forego learning more about our family history. An old-school phone call or even a Zoom interview are … Continue reading Five Family History Questions to Ask Your Relatives This Holiday Season
During my nearly twenty years of digging through census records and birth certificates, one common brick wall tends to be a female ancestor. It can be challenging to find the maiden name or any identifying information for a mother, wife or any other “pink leaf” in the tree. For a number of reasons, women have … Continue reading Finding those elusive “pink leaves” (female ancestors) in your family tree
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