Inspiration

Start Your Friday with this Awesome Civil War Graphic!

Brought to you by The Civil War Trust

Random thought of the day…..

There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time. — David Eagleman from Sum: Forty Tales of the Afterlife

Treasure Chest Thursday: Let’s Talk DNA

You get out of the habit, and it’s easy to stay out of the habit of not posting.  Let’s see if I can work on better habits. :-) I received my DNA results back from Ancestry.com (full disclosure, I am an employee). I was expecting Scottish and German.  Here is what I have: Every line […]

Wisdom Wednesday — Sure it’s fun and addictive, but it’s not all that easy

So I’ve be blogging for a few months now and it has indeed been a lot of fun.  I spent the last couple of days thinking about what kind of posts have gotten some of the best responses. Posts that have a story associated with them.  Can be small snippet of a story of lengthy […]

Sorting Saturday — My Documents Are a Complete and Utter Mess or Yes, Elizabeth Shown Mills is Always Right

In my post Sorting Saturday: Starting a Narrative Lineage, I stated that my grandfather was the descendant of a Civil War Veteran, specifically, the a member of the Stonewall Brigade.  And I left the proof for later.  Here are the statements I need to prove: Gilbert McClung GILLESPIE was the son of Laura Cecile DONALD. […]

North Carolina in the 1920’s

Life in the 1920 is not life in the 2010’s.  I went searching for information in the 1920’s, specifically about North Carolina, to try and gather some perspective about the life of Jennie Elizabeth Payne and how her life was different than mine. I know that prohibition began in the 1920’s and women were given […]

Presenting Your Story: Everything I Know About Hyman Victor

Teasing the story out of the records is half the battle.  Presenting the story so it is interesting, well that is something else. I love this particular example: Everything I know About Hyman Victor (a link from Elliot Malkin’s site dziga.com) Each piece of evidence, each record is presented as Exhibit.  Each Exhibit has a […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 332 other followers