A Polygamist In Peril – Susan Elizabeth Bench’s Escape to Mexico

Author's Note: This is not an actual letter from Susan Elizabeth Bench to her grandchildren but a historical narrative based off facts from Susan's life as noted in her biography. My Dearest Grandchildren, I write you this letter to clarify some of my life as you have asked. The stories of my life I would... Continue Reading →

The Statement of Hyrum James Smith by his daughter Ruby S. McCombs

The core of my genealogical research is transcription, and I've even built a business around it (Life Stories Transcription Services). So when I get to see images of original handwriting or journals my historian senses get to tingling and I just have to share with my readers. Today's images come from the statement of Hyrum... Continue Reading →

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