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 →

Grandma’s Memories: Part III

“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 →

Grandma’s Memories: Part II

“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 →

Grandma’s Memories: Part I

“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 →

A Reasonable Amount of Egg Nog

In my collection of family papers I have a letter that my great-grandfather, Walter C. Anderson, sent to his son Milton H. Anderson. The letter is dated December 4th, 1945, so I thought it was fitting to post this weekend. It is written on letterhead from the family business, the Anderson Lumber Company, in which... Continue Reading →

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! January 7

I love participating in Randy Seaver's SNGF series! You can find a link to the original post here if you want to participate. This week's prompt is: What goals do you have for your genealogy research, education and writing during 2017? Research Complete the entire 2017 Genealogy Do Over program from Thomas MacEntee. As I have... Continue Reading →

Genealogy “Do-Over” 2017: Part 1

This year I am planning to participate in Thomas MacEntee's Genealogy Do-Over! I have purchased the fantastic workbook and I am starting with Month 1! Month 1 is all about setting aside research and preparing for a do-over. Since 95% of my genealogy is digital, this is an easy task for me. I have created... 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 →

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! May 21

I know it's Thursday but I finally found a minute to post my response to last weekend's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! post from Genea-Musings. I love participating in these posts! You can find the original post here: http://www.geneamusings.com/2016/05/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-your.html This week's prompt is: Tell us about your "genealogy life."  How much genealogy and family history work do... 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 →

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