Family Love — Not as Incestual As It Sounds : A Valentine’s Day Edition

With another Valentine's Day on its way (tomorrow!) and the idea of love, romance and relationships in the air, I've decided to share some of my favorite photos of couples that I've found in my research. This may surprise some folks as I've gone through a divorce in the last year and I've had people... Continue Reading →

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Rootstech 2019: Classes, Events & Attendees

How is it 2019 already? The past year of my life went by in a flash and I can hardly believe that another year has come and gone in a flash. This last year I've been busy working on my business, living on my own and figuring out what I want in life -- and... Continue Reading →

My Dearest Grandma…

Where do we come from? Who is our family? Why do we feel so deeply when they leave us? We are intrinsically connected to our loved ones and family in so many different ways, and I am no different. My grandmother (Donna Mae Blocher) died eight years ago yesterday, and I still think about her... Continue Reading →

Making a Difference – An Update

Note: This is a repost + edit of an older blog post I wrote in a previous incarnation of my blogging life in June of 2011, only about two months before my late Grandmother passed away. How many times have you seen a death certificate or vital record that lists the deceased individual had died... Continue Reading →

George & Agnes Ran Away

As is the case in most history, the indentured, the women, and the minorities seemed to be all but forgotten. In many of these cases, I aim to bring their stories back to life, and today's story is no different. Just a few days ago, I received a package from my dear mama, containing some... Continue Reading →

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