Death Story #1: My First Call

A few years ago, I had the chance to have a brief stint at a dream job -- being an attendant of the dead for a funeral home. Though this job wasn't for long, it gave me so many experiences that I will never forget. This is one of them. In these true short stories,... Continue Reading →

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Genealogy in the Works: Military Mailtime, an interview with a Brett Cain

Oh gosh! This last week has been absolutely incredible. I was able to attend Rootstech for the second year and boy did I have a blast. You can check out my Instagram for more detailed posts, but here is a couple of events that I just had to mention. If you haven't heard of NextGen,... 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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