Harold Willett

My grandmother, Jeanette Shrum Willett, left us a wonderful handwritten manuscript of her life which she wrote in the mid 1980’s. She was born August 4, 1897 in Bloomington, Indiana and died March 3, 1988 in Salem, Massachusetts.  I have been transcribing her manuscript here. You can start from the …

“FAVORITE NAME” CHALLENGE – #52ANCESTORS

In 1926, Mrs. G. J. Wilkins of Atlanta Georgia wrote to the Office of Indian Affairs, “My great-grandfather on my father’s side was a full-blooded Indian with tribal relations with the Cherokees of Georgia.” Mrs. Wilkins was referring to Abraham Helton, known by his family as Young Chicken Chetiganete. He …

#RootsTech2018 4-Day Pass Give-a-way!

I’m a #RootsTech2018 Ambassador, which means not only do I get to promote & participate in this mega genealogy conference, but I get to give stuff away! I’m giving away a 4-Day Pass ($279 value) to #RootsTech2018. The conference takes place February 28-March 3, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  #RootsTech2018 …