A Barbour Family Easter

Happy Easter! I'm celebrating today by sharing these photos of my grandmother's family celebrating Easter in 1940 and 1941. My grandmother, Margaret "Peggy" Barbour, would have been two and three years old in these photos. She spent both Easter holidays hunting for eggs with her cousins, George and Marie Mohn. Peggy also visited her her... Continue Reading →

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 →

Earley Family Photo

A mystery has been solved! A few weeks ago I posted a video about my 2nd great grandfather George Edgar Earley. George had 10 children and in the video I was struggling to identify his daughters in a family photo. I did my best to label them by age and other things I knew, but... Continue Reading →

3 Rules for Rescuing Heirlooms

As social networking becomes increasingly popular in the genealogy community, there has been an upswing in the number of posts I see on Facebook and Twitter about other people's heirlooms "rescued" from uncertain fates. Browsing thrift stores, garage sales and Ebay for unwanted photos, marriage certificates, military memorabilia, and other treasures has become almost a... 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 →

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! April 25

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 25: http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-favorite.html This week's prompt is to select a favorite family photograph and share it. Below I have selected a photo of my mom's... Continue Reading →

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