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
I had already published my first Cousin Connection when I met Diedre MacLean, I just didn't know it yet. Diedre contacted me using Stories From the Past's Tell Your Story form after she discovered several name matches from the same cemetery where Kathy, wife of my cousin Chuck, had discovered a connection to me. It was Diedre's WordPress… Continue reading Cousin Connection #4: Evidence from the Grave
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?
A few days ago I decided to change my screensaver on my PC. I thought I'd look up places where my ancestors lived and fill my screensaver scroll with interesting photos of those places to provide inspiration for my family search and for blog posts. You wouldn't believe the stories I uncovered! Right here, in… Continue reading I went to the cemetery looking for my family. I think I found them.
If you're lucky, your family has never immigrated. It happens. But since the discovery of the Americas, people have been migrating with increasing frequency. No matter where you live, if you are anything other than indigenous, you can be sure you will find immigrants in your past. People marry outside their traditional cultural and social sets… Continue reading Know Your Groups
A curious thing about my ancestors--they're all dead. It's the one thing they have in common. When they die, they get buried. At least back in the day, that's what they did. Today, cremation is a definite possibility, and it's getting more common. Especially in Europe where they are running out of room for all… Continue reading Death-It runs in the family
My mom is a first generation American. This means that she and her siblings are the first in the family to be born in the United States. My Grandfather on my dad's side is also first generation American. Mom is half German and half Austro-Hungarian Jew, and Grandpa on Dad's side is 100% Polish. Grandpa… Continue reading Colonel Wyckoff’s Lost Tombstone