Monthly Archives: February 2009

Genealogy before the Internet

Before the Internet, genealogy was a sometimes lonely pursuit. You might have a local genealogy group, such as the Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society, or a national one, such as the National Genealogical Society.With these groups, you could attend workshops and … Continue reading

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DNA News Roundup

    Baltimore City Paper Black to Our Roots: Award-Winning Film Screening and Premier   Baltimore City Paper –Trying to discover their identity and trace their genealogy, Sylvia Dorsey and fellow teens from inner-city Atlanta, after DNA testing, traveled to Ghana … Continue reading

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Beginners: Check out these pages

If you are just beginning, you might look at these Web pages: Everton Publishing’s 5 Steps to Research. This includes several downloadable forms to help you stay organized. DearMYTLE’s Lessons, a mini-course on genealogical techniques. The Roots-L help files, on … Continue reading

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Birth Stories

Were any of your ancestors born in a snowstorm, or some important day in history? Start interviewing older relatives now about birthday stories! 23 years ago today, my son was born. The moon was full, the weather chilly but not … Continue reading

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Thanks! I got the Kreativ Blogger Award

  Thank you to Amanda Acquard of for nominating me to the Kreativ Blogger list! The rules for the Kreativ Blogger Award are: 1. Copy the award to your site. 2. Link to the person from whom you received … Continue reading

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Still on vacation, but…..

King and Queen of Spain in Pensacola to Recognize Spanish Legacy and Commemorate the 450th Anniversary of the First U.S. Settlement Official visit to focus on historic sites in Pensacola TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ — In 1559, Spanish explorer … Continue reading

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Family Recipes, part one.

WeTree and Geneabloggers suggested a blog prompt: Family Recipes. Here’s my first edition. There WILL be more!   Breakfast Casserole I love a hot breakfast. Cold cereal is ok for a snack, but I want something warm in my tummy … Continue reading

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No Blogs Feb 16 – 20

Unless I stumble upon a GREAT genealogy treasure while on vacation, I won’t blog next week. I’ll be back Feb. 23!

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News Roundup: Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday!

Obama looks to Lincoln while launching presidency, PA – February 12, 2009 — When Barack Obama launched his presidential campaign, he did it in Abraham Lincoln’s hometown. When he arrived in Washington, … The Daily Minute, Feb. 12 Taunton Call,  USA – … Continue reading

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Makeup for Tuesday: The Royals of Spain

The King and Queen of Spain are coming to Pensacola next week to help celebrate that city’s founding in 1559. The family tree of the monarchs is here:

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