Abeles, Damron, Daniel, Kentucky, Mary Davis Skeen, Olean, New York, Pitten, Niederösterreich, Austria, Plain City, Utah, Ruth Contreras, William Dolby Skeen

. . . and I’m back.

Over the summer, Stories From the Past was never far from my mind. In fact, I felt a lot of anxiety over no posts, but between two grandkids and a broken PC (I have six grandkids but two were staying with me), my ability to blog was reduced to bits and snatches of time with… Continue reading . . . and I’m back.

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Davies/Davis, Mary Davis Skeen, Skeen

Training, Caffeine, and Jon Morrow

Oh. My. Goodness. Did I manage to slip through all of February with no blog posts? Looks like it. Pleeeeease forgive me, and consider this my autobiographical post for February (since today would be the thirtieth if we were in any other month of the year). I'm not making excuses. You and your ancestors have… Continue reading Training, Caffeine, and Jon Morrow

Daniel, Davies/Davis, Jordan, Kwiatkowski, Olean, New York, painted hills, Pennsylvania, Pitten, Niederösterreich, Austria, Potter County Pennsylvania, Skeen, Wikoff, Wyckoff combine with Wyckoff

Life Gets in the Way

The hardest part of telling the stories of dead people is that it requires a living person to do it.  But sometimes life gets in the way, and that is what is going on with me right now. In fact, I had a plan way back in November, and I was well on the way to… Continue reading Life Gets in the Way

Abeles, Daniel, Davies/Davis, genealogy tips, Kwiatkowski, Northern Kentucky, Polhemus, Skeen, Wykoff

Updates and Ready for the New Year

Most of my followers read my blog for just one reason: to find information regarding their own family history. This post is simply to update you on my situation and when you can expect to hear more about the family history interests that brought you to me in the first place. Since my post regarding… Continue reading Updates and Ready for the New Year

Cousin Connection Project, cousins, genealogy, Mary Davis Skeen, Skeen, Wikoff, Wyckoff, Wyckoff combine with Wyckoff, Wykoff

Are You My Cousin?

Stories From the Past is proud to present The Cousin Connection Project. I grew up without cousins. Well, I did have cousins. I knew I had cousins. I had even met three of them. But I didn't know them well, and I didn't even live in the same state as any of them. I was… Continue reading Are You My Cousin?

genealogy, Mary Davis Skeen, Skeen

Wednesday’s Child: the mystery of Benjamin Skeen

Good family search practices could have eliminated the problem instead of eliminating Benny... I want to see that Benny gets put back with his family.

Caroline Smart Smith Skeen, Frenz Denial Skeen, Mary Davis Skeen, Plain City, Utah, Plain City, Utah Cemetery, William Dolby Skeen

What Happened to the Skeen Family?

I wrote the original Untold Stories more than ten years ago.  At that time, there was little information to be found on the internet, and since I no longer lived in the area, I had to wait to get my questions about the Skeen family answered. I've been doing my research on my own free time, knowing that… Continue reading What Happened to the Skeen Family?