Jeanette and Merah : 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. I’ll be sharing more, but here is one. My grandmother, Jeanette, always compared herself to her older sister, Merah. She wrote in her journal, “Merah was small and dainty and I …

#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 …