“Old School” Genealogy

I recently started a new job as a Local & Family History Librarian in St. Joseph Co., Indiana. (Dream job, I know.) I am loving every minute of it so far! The library has a beautiful genealogy department and a treasure chest of resources. If you are in the area, you should definitely take a... Continue Reading →

Obits in your Inbox

A few weeks ago I attended a fantastic webinar put on by the Guild of One Name Studies. If you haven’t heard about their free webinar series this year, I highly recommend signing up for some of their offerings! During the webinar a really interesting resource was mentioned in passing and afterwards I immediately went... Continue Reading →

Grandma’s Memories: Part IV

“This is Peggy Barbour Straughen and I am on my way back to Ohio from a family reunion and I thought I would report some of my childhood memories of my grandparents. As I am speaking of this, I am now 60 years old.  Let’s see…" My grandmother grew up in south-central Pennsylvania, living for... Continue Reading →

Walter Bell’s First Marriage

There are two ancestors in my family tree that I continue to revisit whenever I'm up for a challenge. One of those is Walter H. Bell (1881-1934), my great-grandfather. Chipping away at Walter's past has been tricky but fascinating. He moved all over the country during his life. It seems he had three or four... Continue Reading →

Review of Epson V39 Scanner

About a year ago I purchased an Epson V39 scanner with the intent of using to digitize family photos and documents. With a year of use under my belt, I thought this would be a good opportunity to share my thoughts on the product and explain why I selected it in the first place. I... Continue Reading →

My Genealogy Goals for 2018

Happy New Year everyone! Okay, I'm a little late, but I've been out of town for a few weeks. Now I'm back, graduated, and not yet employed. Let's start the new year off by reviewing the goals I set in a blog post this time last year: Research - 3 out of 4 goals achieved, not... Continue Reading →

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