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 your face . What exactly is RootsTech? Simply put, it’s Genealogy Nirvana. The mother ship. The Comic- Con of the Family History world.  Without the dressing up part. Wait…actually, some vendors really do dress up in costumes now that I think about it. Each February, people from all over the…

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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 her husband, David, died relatively young at age 47 in 1900. I am always intrigued in genealogy when I find someone died young because there is always a life changing story attached to it that we may never know. I was lucky enough to have a photo of both Harriett…

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