Find a Grave – It’s About Time

Find A Grave. What a site. It landed on the genealogy scene in 1995 when Salt Lake City resident Jim Timpton built a genealogical database with his hobby of visiting celebrity gravestones. Since then, it has grown into a global database for many of the millions of dead from around the world. Members and non-members... Continue Reading →

Kobel v. Kobel – A Family Affair

Most of my life, until I was a teenager, I hadn't heard anything about my biological great-grandparents. In fact, I assumed another couple (William Jesse Darby & Janet Elizabeth Solomon) were my great-grandparents for years, when in fact, they were the people lucky enough to raise my paternal grandfather (them below). It wasn't until my... 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 →

The Hipster Historian Goes to RootsTech!

For the very first time, I will be attending the largest genealogical conference in the world, RootsTech -- being held in Salt Lake City, Utah. This will also be the first genealogical conference I have ever attended (exciting!). In past years, I've attended other conventions (mostly Comic Cons) but this is only the second conference  in... Continue Reading →

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