Post Archives tagged ‘Trewren’



Farewell to 2016, Welcome to 2017

Posted on: January 26th, 2017 by
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In so many ways, 2016 was an interesting and productive year, and 2017 looks even more promising. One of my favorite things is teaching, and I had the opportunity to do lots of that! Some of my highlights were beginning to give talks on DNA, presenting a webinar on probate records, and speaking at several local, state, and (inter)national conferences (including the 2016 Celtic Connections Continue reading the story "Farewell to 2016, Welcome to 2017"

What does raisin cake have to do with genealogy?

Posted on: October 29th, 2016 by
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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?"

Drive-by Genealogy, 2016

Posted on: July 4th, 2016 by
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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"