Learning how to be Irish

Being Irish DNA results recently revealed to me a surprising revelation. I’m Irish. A lot Irish. I’ve just begun to search this lineage. It’s been interesting to say the least. Do you know what I’ve discovered? Irish genealogy research is hard. Missing census records from 1821 to 1891 due to …

When RootsTech calls

You guys! I am over the moon to share with you that this past week I was invited to be an official 2018 RootsTech Ambassador! I can see you all now…some of you are silently high-fiving me. And some of you are looking at me with a confused look on …

The shameful secret of David Edgar Chase

I’ve written about my great-grandmother, Fannie Potter Willett, in a previous post. While researching Fannie, I discovered she had two older sisters, Harriett and Angeline, whom no one in the family ever had any real knowledge or recollection of. It was while I was researching Harriett that I found that …

Genie Rockstars

Mary Tedesco Can you feel the excitement? Names like MacEntee, Cooke, Alzo, Taylor, Russell, Berry, Tedesco. These are just a few of the current genealogy rock stars. Would I sleep out on a sidewalk with a wrist band for tickets to see them? I plead the fifth on that. But …

NERGC weekend – Geeks unite

The process of researching is hardly a lonely road. I’ve met many people over these past 20 years in my research and through genealogy events. Many have come to be very good and dear friends to me. I’ve said this blog is primarily for my children and descendants to read …