Discover More About WWII Military Life!
Discover the new The American Soldier in WWII project and take a look at the attack on Pearl Harbor on 80th anniversary of the day that lives in infamy!
The Salem Witch Project – Down But Not Out
How did the Salem Witch Project turn out? Well, not as hoped, but perhaps as expected. Check out the details of my research and why genealogy has no guarantees in the finale of the Salem Witch Project series!
4 Generations Done. 6 to Go. No Pressure!
October is more than half over, but I'm not half way done with the Salem Witch Project research. Where am I currently? Why does the mid-19th Century presents such hardships? Join me as I attempt to these answers and formulate a new research plan!
10 generations, 1 Witch, 1 Month: Can It Be Done?
The journey begins! How will I prove executed Salem Witch Samuel Wardwell is my ancestor? Well, it won't be easy. But check out how I'm getting started in my research (with a little help from Julie Andrews and the Sound of Music)!
Am I Descended From A Salem Witch?
For the spooky month of October, I’ve decided to see if I am actually descended from a Salem witch! According to my research so far, I am a descendent of executed witch Samuel Wardwell. Actually, thanks to cousin lovin’, I’m both an 8x-great-granddaughter and a cousin several times removed. Family trees are actually bushes, aren’t they? 😄 About the Trials The Salem Witch Trials in 1692 are one of the most notorious and fascinating events in American history. In a wave of mass hysteria, the folks in colonial Massachusetts collectively lost sight of reason. Centered in Essex County at Salem Village (now Danvers) and Salem Town, 19 people were hanged, one was crushed…
Going Back To School
Back to school means back to research too! Follow along as I try to hunt down my mother's one (or maybe two?) room schoolhouse in rural Indiana.
New Year, New Research Form
We haven’t known each other very long, but I have to confess something. I struggle with organization. Wrangling all those family members feels like a full time job! As I mentioned in the beginning, I’m pivoting to life as a full-time genealogist. Part of doing this was getting my own ship in shape. If I was going to do genealogy in earnest, I wanted to be an example. And not have the genealogy equivalent Monica’s Messy Closet. This should be easy, right? I can hear you laughing now… You Weren’t Supposed To See This – Messy GIF from Messy GIFs Organizing Blues Our historic counterparts had a difficult challenge. Reams…