Navajo, Navajo language, Navajo Reservation, Arizona, Uncategorized

Yá’át’ééh, Brody, It is Good

Before I moved to Page Arizona, I always thought the traditional Diné (Navajo) greeting was pronounced Yah-ta-hey. Someone just smack me.

Ashkenazim, Davies/Davis, Navajo, Pitten, Niederösterreich, Austria, Plain City, Utah, Thomas Davies 1816-1899

Ready to Launch–No Excuses

December Newsletter Like my previous newsletter, this is more for my benefit than anyone else (I'm still practicing).  Before I get this party started, I need to point out that today is the second day of Hanukkah! For Jews, this party is already well underway. Happy Hanukkah everyone! November did not go as I planned.… Continue reading Ready to Launch–No Excuses

brick walls, genealogy tips, organization, patronymics, places, Wales

Keeping Up With the (Benjamin) Joneses

How to organize your files when ancestors share the same given name for several generations.

Abeles, Ashkenazim, Holocaust, Pittsburgh, PA, Sephardim

Pittsburgh

This is exactly how I feel, and maybe even what I would say if  Amy (the author) hadn't taken the words right out of my mouth. But perhaps I feel a little less safe here than she does. I was already feeling on edge about my Jewish past before the Pittsburgh shooting. As a Christian… Continue reading Pittsburgh

Burry Port, Wales, Davies/Davis, Eisteddfod, Llanelly Wales, Mary Davis Skeen, Plain City, Utah, Thomas Davies 1816-1899, Welsh Maritime History

Let’s get this Story Started

Can I ask you for your help? I've been researching and gathering information about the life of Mary Davis Skeen off and on for several years. Thanks to great record-keeping by Davis and Skeen family genealogists and local historians, I have plenty of information to tell a complete story from beginning to end. But Mary… Continue reading Let’s get this Story Started

cemeteries, Covington, Kentucky, graveyard, Linden Grove Cemetery, Covington, KY, U.S. Civil War

Tombstones Don’t Grow on Trees

That's because they grow in them. At least at the Lindon Grove Cemetery in Covington, Kentucky, that is. The cemetery is named after the grove of Lindon trees that once grew naturally in this part of town, so trees are important here. Lindon Grove is not just a Cemetery. It's also a city park and… Continue reading Tombstones Don’t Grow on Trees

Family History Conference, Northern Kentucky

Northern Kentucky Family History Conference 2018

Price: FREE (includes lunch) Saturday, October 27, 2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 9:00-Conference Opens 9:15-9:30-Welcome (Chapel) Forget Me Not Chris Ault, Counselor Family History Center & Family History Conference 9:30-10:30-Keynote Presentation (Chapel) The Family Archivist, Preserving Your Heritage  Cheri J Daniels, Keynote Speaker 10:35-11:30-Sessions Room 103- Get to the Root of… Continue reading Northern Kentucky Family History Conference 2018