Daniel Would Like His Horse Back Please – A Glimpse Into Recompenstion from the Confederate Army

I don't know if this happens to you, but every so often when I'm researching for myself (or clients), I come across something that makes me giggle and have to share with my followers. This one was too perfect not to. This is the story of Daniel Goodyear who lived in Cumberland County, Pa. during... Continue Reading →


Genealogy in the Works : Interview with Hazel Scullin — genealogist and graduate

And we are back this week with a brand new interview in our Genealogy in the Works series. For other interviews like Being Gay in Genealogy or Keeping Grandma’s Hair – Interview with world-renowned Victorian Hair Artist click here. Today's interview is with a new-and-upcoming genealogist, Hazel Scullin. I met Hazel earlier this year at... 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 →

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