The Road to #RootsTech 2019 has begun

The #RootsTech 2019 excitement is beginning! Registration opens in just SIX DAYS on September 20th for the largest family history conference happening February 27–March 2, 2019, in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am thrilled and honored to have been asked back to be an official RootsTech Ambassador. I’ll be giving a …

A Virginia Goldminer – The Sad End

David Shrum left Virginia in 1855 to mine gold in Grass Valley, California. In September 1858 he wrote back home to his brother, Orlando, who is my second great-grandfather. Sadly, David was crushed in a mining accident in 1861 and died several days later.  I’ve been sharing David’s letter to …

It Is The Little Things In Life

A few weeks ago, we moved my older sister out of the apartment she and Mom shared for the past 3 years. Mom died this past December.  Robin didn’t really need that second bedroom, and the rent was higher than she could really afford. So,we helped her get settled down …

Genealogy. It’s Like Herding Cats

With just five days to go before I get on a plane and head to Salt Lake City and RootsTech , I’ve been making lists, starting to pack and getting my workshops and schedule in shape. It’s all fun…but a little stressful after a long day at work. This video was the …