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Dear Readers, Please accept my most profound apology for ignoring you. I wasn't doing it on purpose. In the last few months I have experienced some health problems that affected both my heart and my ability to think straight. So I was saving my energies for more lucrative ventures, like writing that I might actually … Continue reading Apologies and Some Totally Irrelevant Information
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 couple of months ago I had to delete one of my blog posts: "A Tribute to Tante Rosa." I had linked the post to the Shoah Foundation at the University of Southern California because I would not have been able to write my tribute without access to their research on the Holocaust. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading A Renewed Tribute to Tante Rosa
My silence for the past few weeks has not been purposeful. After the birth of my newest grandchild, I spent some time caring for his big sister, and then nursing a sinus infection. I'd like to say that I am over the sinus infection, but every time I say so, it flares back up again. … Continue reading A new Branch on my Family Tree
I'm having a rough time getting started on my novel. I start writing, and then I realize that I need to double-check my characters. I am writing an historical novel based on the life of Mary Davis Skeen, so there are real characters out there paralleling the characters in my novel. I created a timeline … Continue reading a free gift for you
One thing I hate about Christmas--it tends to take over the whole month of November and December, and Thanksgiving tends to get thrown in as an afterthought. I love Thanksgiving because it reminds me to stop and think of all of the many reasons I have to be grateful. This month I am busy being … Continue reading I’m Thankful for Geneabloggers