Mover? Or Sticker?

Looking at my ancestors I see two groups: the movers and the stickers. The movers are the ones who pull up stakes. They are either pioneers, moving to newly opened lands, or they move to communities already established. They nearly always move for economic reasons—better land, better jobs. Sometimes their moves were tied to military … Continue reading Mover? Or Sticker?

A Suitcase Full of Pictures

I found a suitcase full of pictures at a consignment store. “What is inside,” was my first question. It soon became “Who is inside?” Images: Lost and Found  (Click to watch video.) I couldn’t wait to meet them.  I couldn’t wait to figure them out and to find out why they were lost. Four sisters.  Or … Continue reading A Suitcase Full of Pictures

My Go-to Websites

This page will always be in progress: Ancestry.com Cyndi’s List Dear Myrtle Evidentia FamilySearch Findagrave Fold3 GEDmatch GenealogyBank Genealogy Bargains Legacy Family Tree Webinars The Legal Genealogist Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems National Genealogical Society Newspapers.com One-Step Webpages RootsTech USGenWeb Wolfram |Alpha  

Vintage Post … from 2 Nov. 2012

Such fun I’m having with my new book of World War I-era real estate listings for North Texas (and other places!). Thursday, I took a long-ish lunch break from the Texas State Genealogical Society conference and drove to the address in one of the 1915 Fort Worth listings. The house is still there! After navigating some … Continue reading Vintage Post … from 2 Nov. 2012