Genealogy Networking Group Update

September brought another fine gathering of our Genealogy Networking Group. We started out by sharing brick walls and breakthroughs. One of the biggest brick walls we all face is “jumping the pond” and researching our immigrant ancestors in their home country. The tried but true rule is, in almost every case, you need to know…

Genealogy Networking Group Update

At our last Genealogy Networking Group meeting, we did a lot of sharing. Never Too Late. We always share brick walls or breakthroughs. One of our members found information in a book printed in 1929 that completely changed the research that she’s been doing since 1984. Remember you can look for books at Internet Archive,…

It’s Never Too Late to Start Working on a Goal

Back in January I set a genealogy goal for myself: see what I can find out about my ancestor Verner Hedin who served in World War I. As I mentioned in a recent genealogy newsletter, “Procrastination” is my middle name. Exhibit A: Here we are at the end of July and I have done nothing…

Am I Really Related to You?

I do not claim to be an expert in the application of DNA analysis to genealogy research, which is why I always turn to the experts when questions come up. (See previous post on genetic genealogy resources.) More than once I have been approached by someone who asks, “My brother (or sister) and I both…

Genealogy Networking Group Update

Genealogy networking nights are always a good time, because even when I plan something, I never know what’s going to come up. This month I asked people to share stories of weddings and marriages. I thought we might get some good tales of interesting wedding customs or wedding mishaps. Instead, we wandered into the topic…