WEBSITE WEDNESDAY

CYNDI’S LIST You may already know about this wonderful resource for genealogy links online known as “Cyndi’s List” (https://www.cyndislist.com/).  When I first started doing online genealogy in the late 90s, I ran across this website and I loved it.  Searching online was vastly different than it is today and finding a compendium of source linksContinue reading “WEBSITE WEDNESDAY”

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY

TOMBSTONE TRANSCRIPTIONS FROM INTERMENT.NET It’s Wednesday again!  Where does the time go?  We’ve had some snow here in the Colorado foothills and I’ve heard there were snowstorms in other parts of the country.  It’s winter and it’s cold outside.  It’s a good time for indoor hobbies – like genealogy.  (Actually, I could do genealogical researchContinue reading “WEBSITE WEDNESDAY”

FRANCIS ASBURY: METHODISTS AND MY FAMILY

I am taking part in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge this year.  This week’s theme is “Namesakes”. It is a very common practice to name children after relatives.  In my own family, the middle name of Arlen or Arleen has been passed down to successive generations.  I have the same name as my great-grandmotherContinue reading “FRANCIS ASBURY: METHODISTS AND MY FAMILY”

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY

BYU FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY WEBINARS I love watching webinars.  Before COVID, I thought webinars would not be the ideal medium for learning because I learn more through reading than with someone speaking.  I found out I was wrong.  I do retain many things from listening to a speaker, viewing the slides, perusing the syllabus, andContinue reading “WEBSITE WEDNESDAY”

AMEY AND THE OUTLAWS

I am participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.  This is week 2 and the topic this week is Legends. Most families have some sort of story or legend about their ancestors, some really cool tale about famous people their family members knew, about a family fortune won and lost, about someContinue reading “AMEY AND THE OUTLAWS”

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY

GENERAL LAND OFFICE RECORDS FOR GENEALOGY General Land Office (GLO) records at the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are wonderful if you happen to have an ancestor who purchased public land.  The website is https://glorecords.blm.gov/.  They have over 5,000,000 land title records starting in 1788.  Not every single land titleContinue 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”