The idea of researching my family tree while wearing an “I Love Family History” t-shirt while at the same time drinking coffee from a “Genealogy is Great” mug is motivating and exciting. Doing my essential grocery shopping each week while wearing a “Genealogy Equals Happiness” mask makes that task a little less drudging. While on the hunt for wearable genealogy, I found this website: AncestorStuff.com.
The apparel store on this site is full of genealogical goodies: mugs, totes, phone cases, magnets, t-shirts & all sorts of stuff. Initially, I was only looking for items with slogans, but this site also has a lot of books, e-books, charts, and forms.
As an example of some of the books available, they have The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood at a great price. I have this book and although I haven’t yet finished it, I am learning a lot from it. They also have about 7,000 other books, such as a new book titled Remembering Anabaptist Ancestors: Amish Migrations and Family Stories by Gerald J Mast. This book contains stories about some of my direct ancestors. There are also books specific to states, such as The Lost Cities Of Colorado by Laurel Michele Wickersheim and Rawlene Lebaron.
Don’t forget to check out the clearance section. For a few bucks, you can find books such as After the Glory: The Struggles of Black Civil War Veterans by Donald R. Shaffer and London: A History by Francis Sheppard.
By the way, I don’t get any kickbacks from this site. I’m glad they exist and I wanted to share my latest find with you. They currently have a sale going on, too.
Meanwhile, on the genealogy research front, I have started a spreadsheet listing all the neighbors of my great-great-great-grandfather, George Lewis, on the 1850 census for Cross Creek Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. I plan to cross reference these names with the ones on the 1855 Illinois State Census in Cumberland County and see if I find any matches. I do not know the father of George Lewis, although there is a suggested ancestor on Ancestry.com without documentation. I’m curious to know if the Lewis’ moved to Illinois with any family members or groups. I know his in-laws moved out to Illinois and perhaps I can find some other collateral relatives. I’m sure I’ll be writing a blog post on this in the future.
Meanwhile, Happy Hunting and Happy Thanksgiving!