Finding Anders

While researching a family story about brothers who emigrated from Sweden, genealogists on Facebook were the ones who helped me the most. My great-grandfather Herman Peterson was born in Sweden and lived in Princeton, Illinois after he came to America. As the story goes, Herman had a brother who emigrated with him from Sweden; one…

Portrait of an Ancestor in One Year

Here’s another ancestor portrait from the year 1918, contributed by Pam from our Genealogy Networking Group. I love how Pam took clues from other people in Fidor’s life and used them to guess at where Fidora was at the time. I also think it’s important to note that even when we don’t know every detail…

A Day in the Life of an Ancestor

Responding to a challenge to write about an ancestor on a particular day, Tom from our Genealogy Networking Group shared this amazing day during the life of his wife’s distant cousin. Charles G. Robson October. 27, 1858 It began like any other day but concluded very differently.  Charles G. Robson opened the General Store and…

A Year in the Life of An Ancestor

At a recent Genealogy Networking Group meeting several people responded to the challenge of writing up an ancestor’s profile on one particular day or year. They agreed to share them on the blog. Today we read about Pam’s grandmother in 1918. Clara Smolen Krull This year a century ago This year a century ago, my…

Adoption Genealogy Research

Do you have ancestors who were adopted but don’t know how to go about researching them? Having an adopted ancestor can often be one of the most frustrating and challenging aspects of genealogy research. In times past, records of adoptions weren’t as well kept as they are today, making searching for the link between birth parents…