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 →

Straughen/Straughn Surname

My maternal grandfather's name is William Straughen (pronounced "strawn"). This name has gone through spelling changes in almost every generation since it arrived on US soil in the mid/late 1700s. William preferred the 'e' at the end. His parents went by Straughn, however in the preceding 3 generations both spellings were common. I look comically... Continue Reading →

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