Ancestry’s Thrulines helps me figure out who my 4th great-grandparents aren’t
Neighbors noticed the band teacher’s yard sprout unconventional planters over the first month of her retirement: chrysanthemums ejecting from half-buried tubas, sunflowers booming from kettle drum frames tarnished green. It was Mr. Johnson who suggested putting her talent to good use. Soon, every yard played a flower song.
Hidden connections lurk between every line of a census page
Am I the only one who wants to start huge new genealogy projects whenever I’m stressed out with other responsibilities?
Why did my grandparents drive two hours away from their families to get married?
This is another installment in a series of posts about my ancestor Catherine James Bellamy James. You can read from the beginning here: Kitty James & Child Marriage. Lately, I've been working with a John Jacobi James researcher named Mary, who also happens to work in the Gallia County Genealogy office. Woo hoo! She reviewed …
This is post #5 in my exploration of my 3x great-grandmother, who may or may not be Catherine James Bellamy James. You can start at the beginning of this thread here. This post discusses the results of my research to answer the question: Where was Kitty born? All but one of Kitty's census records indicate …
The alligator perched on a pile of magazines and the roof of Ava’s Barbie car, two of many islands in our basement. We discussed building a ramp to the broken window, but it was Ava who wadded up ground beef, lured the thing upstairs, and out the door.
Was my third great-grandmother a polygamist?
1. Tectonics shift in the cupboard next to my head. A new variable in the algebra of the room: the NPR announcer's voice, the gush of water from the faucet, a crackle and a crash. 2. Algebra: Arabic, from al-jabr meaning “a reunion of broken pieces” 3. My sister is a nurse. She tells me …