The Known and the Unknown

Why the discovery of new photos is what keeps me researching. #52ancestors

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Evidence

Those glazed over eyes. You know what I mean: that moment at a party when you realize you can't remember how long you've been talking, and everyone that was listening is now either staring at hors d'oeuvres or smiling politely while internally wording their tweets about that boring guy who droned on for half an hour about the pros …

The Lovely Exceptions

I recently realized while reading a few insightful blog articles that I've seen the changes in attitude toward social politics unfold before me just by logging onto my genealogy website. When I first started researching on Ancestry.com, there was no way for me to enter my spouse as a man and there was no way to enter my …

Mapping People

Growing up, my Pop rarely told stories about his childhood, but when he did I was riveted. I think his stories caught my attention because his childhood was so different from mine. You see, he was taken from his parents and raised by various foster families. He and his siblings grew up in three separate houses around town. I …