2019 · A to Z Challenge · April · Family History · Genealogy

A to Z Blogging Challenge: A is for Annie

A. Annie. Big Mama. Wife and then widow of Andy. That’s my great-grandmother. She died five years before I was born, thirty-three years after her husband died. I never met her but she had a big impact on my life. She took the lead role in raising my daddy. My grandparents had an unstable marriage… Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge: A is for Annie

2019 · Books · DNA · February · Genealogy · Reviews

Book Review: Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree by Megan Smolenyak and Ann Turner

Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree by Megan Smolenyak and Ann Turner If you are a true genealogist, amateur or otherwise, you need Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree by Megan Smolenyak and Ann Turner. Let’s start out with the one… Continue reading Book Review: Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree by Megan Smolenyak and Ann Turner

2018 · Books · DNA · Genealogy · Genetics · Reviews

Book Review: The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger

The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger You must have heard about DNA. We studied it back in school, way back in the dark ages of the 1970s. Now, DNA testing has become all the rage. The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger… Continue reading Book Review: The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger

2018 · Books · Genealogy · Reviews

Book Review: Genealogy Basics In 30 Minutes by Shannon Combs-Bennett

Genealogy Basics In 30 Minutes by Shannon Combs-Bennett Genealogy Basics In 30 Minutes by Shannon Combs-Bennett is a quick little book, loaded with helpful information for someone looking to get started on their family history adventure. How to name your files consistently and organize your records; how to tame the paper monster; citing your sources;… Continue reading Book Review: Genealogy Basics In 30 Minutes by Shannon Combs-Bennett

2018 · Genea-Musings · Genealogy · Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Your Zigzag Ancestor Lines

Please be sure to join Randy Seaver each Saturday night for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 1)  What is your father’s Zigzag Ancestor line (NOTE: I just made that up…}?  In other words, your father’s mother’s father’s mother’s etc. line… Continue reading Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Your Zigzag Ancestor Lines

2018 · Genea-Musings · Genealogy · Quiz · Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Please be sure to join Randy Seaver each Saturday night for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 1)  Go take the Hallowe’en Personality quiz at    http://www.blogthings.com/whatsyourhalloweenpersonalityquiz/ 2)  Post your answers on your own blog, as a comment on this blog, or… Continue reading Saturday Night Genealogy Fun