When I logged in to FamilySearch the other day I was greeted with a photo of my great grandfather’s, sisters: Abigail, Josephine, Mary, and Sarah. Something about this photo resonated with me, perhaps because I had the feeling that I would love to get to know them. I want to know their stories! Have
We all carry inside us people who came before us. ~ Liam Callanan As you begin digging around your family tree you may be fortunate enough to come across a compiled genealogy of your ancestors. In previous posts I mentioned two compiled genealogies of my ancestors: The History of the Descendants of Elder
While in North Carolina last week I decided to call on my Hobson relatives, or rather, to pay a visit to the area where they once lived, two hundred years ago. My Hobson ancestors, George and Elizabeth, came to this country in the 1690s, and first settled in the Colony of Pennsylvania. They were Quakers.
This past week I had the opportunity to attend the annual National Genealogical Society Conference, held this year in Raleigh, North Carolina. I learned from some genealogy greats, including Tom Jones and Elizabeth Shown Mills. One of the best things about the conference, though, was rubbing shoulders with other genealogy enthusiasts. I met some wonderful
For years I wanted to learn more about my family history but I didn’t know where to begin to research or how to record the information I found. I also felt intimidated because genealogy had been transformed with the advent of the internet and the digital age and technology did not come easily for me.