Eight Greats on the 4th of July–Part 1

In honor of the Independence Day, I thought I’d create an inventory of what the families of my eight great-grandparents were doing on the 4th of July 1776. (Since the scope of my genealogy efforts includes my husband’s ancestry too, I’ll write about my husband’s eight greats in a...


2018 Roundup

For a variety of reasons, 2018 was not a typical year for me! Education I did not travel as much as I usually do, so I didn’t attend any national conferences or educational institutes. I did, however, take advantage of online opportunities to learn from webinars and conference livestreams...


Over the Blue

In my last post, I talked about the value of seeing the ground your ancestors walked and understanding its geography, specifically how seeing Pennsylvania’s Blue Mountain helped me understand my ancestors’ migration patterns. Most of my Pennsylvania German ancestors were among those who arrived in Philadelphia, moved up to...