NERGC 2019 Speakers: Meet Melanie McComb

I met Melanie McComb for the first time at RootsTech2018. She and I were both RootsTech Ambassadors. We hung out in the Media Hub, talking genealogy and blogging. We shared some research interests in Connecticut and Massachusetts. I was impressed with her vision and goals for her genealogy career – …

The RootsTech App: A love affair

Last night I woke up in a panic because I realized I hadn’t made my flight reservations for #RootsTech yet. If you know me, you know this is not typical of me to be disorganized. I’m a list girl. I’m a planning ahead girl. I’m juggling a lot in my …

Our Christmas Eve Tradition

Growing up in my family, I loved Christmas, of course. But what I loved more was Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve we were allowed to open one present from under the tree. Choosing just one present was by no means an easy decision for a child full of excitement like …

Grandad and Walter Brennan

As I was sitting up late one night tucked into our family room couch with my computer, I was multi-tasking as I usually do by doing some “light” genealogy while I watched TV.  A movie came on called  “Bad Day at Black Rock” from 1955 starring Spencer Tracy. I’m a pretty …