Tomorrow I will be speaking at Hennepin County Library's annual Family History Fair on "Finding Female Ancestors." During my talk one of the topics will be women's historical household roles, including cooking, sewing, and needlework, and what recipes and crafts can tell us about family history. While I was preparing for a previous talk on researching Cornish ancestors--my Trewren and Edmonds ancestors came from … Continue reading the story "What does raisin cake have to do with genealogy?"
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In June my husband and I drove from our home outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, to my family's summer cabin in northeastern Pennsylvania in order to spend a few weeks with my mother before attending the Advanced DNA course at the second session of GRIP--the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. On our route we passed a number of places of significance in our family history. On … Continue reading the story "Drive-by Genealogy, 2016"
Continuing our virtual visit to my family cemeteries with my great-great-grandparents, let's start with my mother's side, where we're coming to the Civil War generation. Her paternal grandfather Roland R. Neifert's parents were Martin Neifert (1840-1912) and Harriet (Gerhard) Neifert (1939-1915). Martin is buried in Christ Church Cemetery, Barnesville, Pennsylvania, the cemetery where his daughter-in-law Eva and most of his ancestors are buried. Harriet … Continue reading the story "Memorial Day, 2016, Part 2–Generations 5 and 6"