#RootsTech 2019 4-Day Pass Give-a-way

I’m a #RootsTech 2019 Ambassador, which means not only do I get to promote and participate in this mega genealogy conference, but I get to give stuff away! I’m giving away a 4-Day Pass ($299 value) to RootsTech 2019. The conference takes place February 27-March 2, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  …

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 …

My last day at RootsTech 2018

Real life obligations can sometimes get in the way of my genealogy fun and my best intentions to post about my last day at RootsTech2018.  Almost a week late, but here I am today to show you my last day at RootsTech. Lots of emotions and a bit overwhelming on …