A Big Change : A Photo Story

#RootsTech is running a Photo Story Competition and I feel like I could fill up my blog with past and present photos. Here is the latest. This grainy, creased photo could tell a hundred stories. It was 1978. My brother Rick had finally gotten his life together and joined the Air Force. 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 …

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 …

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 …