The Longest Link

I was wondering the other day about how many generations back on each line I could trace an unbroken chain of photos. I realized I had some lines with photos of very distant ancestors, but they were missing a "link" somewhere in the middle, a generation with no photo of the ancestor. With a quick... Continue Reading →

A Patriot’s Story: Part IV

Today I'm wrapping up the story of my patriot ancestor, Lewis Anderson. If you are not caught up on the previous parts you can find them here: Part I, Part II, Part III. Following his military service and his miraculous return home Lewis took up farming. In his pension file Lewis' trade is described as... Continue Reading →

A Patriot’s Story: Part III

If you have not already read the other transcribed portions of Lewis Anderson's Revolutionary War pension file, you may find them here: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV. Witness Testimony of Robert McChesney, Justice of the Peace State of New Jersey, Middlesex County | Be it known that on the seventeenth day of... Continue Reading →

A Patriot’s Story: Part II

If you have not already read the other transcribed portions of Lewis Anderson's Revolutionary War pension file, you may find them here: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV. Interrogation of Lewis Interogatories put by the Court to the above named applicant. 1. Where and in what year were you born? Answer I was... Continue Reading →

A Patriot’s Story: Part I

Lewis Anderson, my 5th great-grandfather, is the first patriot ancestor of which I was aware and remains my most documented patriot ancestor. He is likely to also have one of the most interesting stories in my family tree and I am still awed that have an account of it in his own words. I thought... Continue Reading →

It’s Graduation Day!

Today I am graduating from Indiana University with my Master of Library Science. (Ok, the picture is from my undergraduate days.) I initially made the decision to pursue this career path because I saw it as an opportunity to keep my passion for genealogy close to my work. After a year and a half of... Continue Reading →

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! September 17

I'm a few days late but I love participating in the SNGF series from Genea-Musings when I have an opportunity. Genealogy has taken kind of a back burner this summer and fall thanks to a travel-heavy summer and beginning graduate school in August. Here is a link to the original post: http://www.geneamusings.com/2016/09/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-what.html The prompt for this... Continue Reading →

Father’s Day & Lasagna

My family may not have any Italian roots (I should know, I just got our AncestryDNA results), but nothing describes my dad quite like a big pan of lasagna. It probably wasn't passed down generation to generation but my dad's lasagna recipe is carefully written on a stained index card in my dad's block letters.... Continue Reading →

The Anderson Lumber Company 1876-1963

I tried new technique that Lisa Louise Cooke talked about on her Genealogy Gems YouTube channel recently! I used the website Animoto to create a video about the history of the Anderson Lumber Company, which was in my family for almost 90 years! I only did the free version so the quality is lower and... Continue Reading →

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! May 23rd

I always have fun playing along with Saturday Night Genealogy Fun from Genea-Musings! You can check out his prompts on his blog and join in on the fun! The prompt for May 23rd: http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/05/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-your_23.html This week's prompt is to create a map of where you have been using the defocus blog website. Color coding indicates much... Continue Reading →

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! April 18

I always have fun playing along with Saturday Night Genealogy Fun from Genea-Musings! You can check out his prompts on his blog and join in on the fun! The prompt for April 18: http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-when-i-was_18.html The current series of SNGF is to respond to some questions on the topic of “When I was young…” from Alona Tester’s... Continue Reading →

Fearless Females: March 18

The Accidental Genealogist is running her annual “Fearless Females” month of March. I’m so happy to be joining in, although admittedly a little late. I will attempt to catch up before the end of the month. If you want to see her blog and prompts you can look here: http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com/2015/02/back-for-sixth-year-fearless-females.html The prompt for March 18: "Shining... Continue Reading →

Fearless Females: March 16

The Accidental Genealogist is running her annual “Fearless Females” month of March. I got really behind this month due to several weekends of traveling for hockey, but I still think it's a worthwhile series and I'm hoping to finish it out slowly. If you want to see her blog and prompts you can look here: http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com/2015/02/back-for-sixth-year-fearless-females.html The prompt... Continue Reading →

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! April 4 & 11

I always have fun playing along with Saturday Night Genealogy Fun from Genea-Musings! You can check out his prompts on his blog and join in on the fun! I missed last week's prompt, but here are both of them together. The prompt for April 4: http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-when-i-was.html The prompt for April 11: http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-when-i-was_11.html The current series of SNGF... Continue Reading →

Fearless Females: March 13

The Accidental Genealogist is running her annual “Fearless Females” month of March. I’m so happy to be joining in, although admittedly a little late. I will attempt to catch up before the end of the month. If you want to see her blog and prompts you can look here: http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com/2015/02/back-for-sixth-year-fearless-females.html The prompt for March 13: "Moment... Continue Reading →

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