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

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

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”

Finding the Myth in Family Mythology

Many families have a myth. Start talking about family history and someone will remark that they are related to someone famous (living or dead), that they have Native American ancestry, that there’s an estate somewhere with money that they are entitled to, silver that is still buried in the ground from the Civil War, orContinue reading “Finding the Myth in Family Mythology”

Genealogy is Good for the Genes

Hi, and welcome to my new blog! My name is Sara Martin, owner of Smart Canyon Genealogy. I wanted to write about some of my experiences researching my family tree and I am interested in what other fellow genealogists are experiencing. I used to work in the financial services industry and I may again workContinue reading “Genealogy is Good for the Genes”