WEBSITE WEDNESDAY

BillionGraves.com Happy New Year, everyone!  Surely 2021 will be better than 2020 – it has to be!  It will be a strange day indeed when I go to the grocery store and see everyone’s faces unmasked.  I’m not excited about going to restaurants again and being seated next to a loud, noisy table but theContinue reading “WEBSITE WEDNESDAY”

LAST TURN OF THE KEY

I never knew my Great Grandpa Hochstetler. My mother never knew him, either. He is a shadowy figure in my mind. I’m not even sure what He looked like. He passed away on March 6th, 1926, before my mother was born. I’ve always pictured him stern for some reason. I know he was Baptist. HisContinue reading “LAST TURN OF THE KEY”

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY

ATLAS OF HISTORICAL COUNTY BOUNDARIES The holidays are almost here!  I know many of us do not have a lot of time right now to pursue our genealogical passion (or we’re turning that passion into creating lots of family history-themed presents – printed books with family photos, clever ornaments with ancestors on them, and collectionsContinue reading “WEBSITE WEDNESDAY”

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY

ArchiveGrid Someday, we’ll be able to visit archives and libraries IN PERSON. When that time comes, ArchiveGrid is your friend. (Of course, you can always contact an archive you are interested in visiting – they may have open hours or have someone available to you for research, even during the time of COVID.) Not everythingContinue reading “WEBSITE WEDNESDAY”

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY

ANCIENTFACES.COM The website AncientFaces is a free website dedicated to sharing biographies and photos of your ancestors or of historical events and the people who made those events history. This is a collaborative/crowdsourcing website where you can choose to add to existing biographies or upload your own photos of your family. They’ve been around forContinue reading “WEBSITE WEDNESDAY”

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY

AncestorStuff.com 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. WhileContinue reading “WEBSITE WEDNESDAY”

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY

ANCESTORS AT REST Cemeteries have always fascinated me. On a trip to Boston when I was in college, I couldn’t walk by a graveyard without going in. I took so many pictures of tombstones of people both famous and non. (Somewhere I have a collection of tombstone pictures waiting to be uploaded to the net!)Continue reading “WEBSITE WEDNESDAY”

Website Wednesday

ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY I was thinking that this particular Website Wednesday wouldn’t happen due to all of the computer problems I’ve had this last week. Take note: make sure you back up your files to a cloud service. You will be very glad you did! My computer may need to go in for serviceContinue reading “Website Wednesday”

Website Wednesday

I’ve amassed quite a number of favorite genealogy websites under my “Ancestry” bookmarks folder on Chrome and I thought I would take the time to share some of them with you.  There will be websites that are fairly well known but others will be a bit more obscure.  I intend to go in alphabetical orderContinue reading “Website Wednesday”

Murder on the York Road

Image by Alicja from Pixabay The year is 1861. George Lewis, a 47 year old man who is not too old but no longer young, is hauling freight in a wagon on the York Road outside of his home in Greenup, Illinois. Maybe he is hauling supplies like timber staves that are needed for hisContinue reading “Murder on the York Road”