What was in Colorado for David Chase?

This is a continuing blog thread on my ancestor, David Edgar Chase and the on-going answers I find on the mystery of his death at age 47 in 1900 by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. To read my first entry on David, click here.  What we do know about David is …

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 …

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 …

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 …