People, Place, and Time

Telling my family's stories

Who was Mary Vivian Croudson, and how do I even know if that was her name?  (52 Ancestors #2)

This is the puzzle of one of my 5th-great-grandmothers, a curious woman for whom I have an exact birth and death date, and yet whose name I remain unsure of.  … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Surprising genealogical finds in city directories

When I think of a city directory, I think of the white pages that gets left at my doorstep once or twice a year.  It has names, addresses, phone numbers.  … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Augustine Oreans, from Germany to Canada and America (52 Ancestors, #1)

On my granny’s side of the family, Augustine (or Augustin, Augustus, Gustave, etc.) Oreans is, except for maybe his wife, the most recent immigrant.  He stands out for his path … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

52 ancestors in 2015

This year my blogging goal is to do the 52 Ancestors challenge — write up a post on one ancestor a week!  I always get started with a great idea, and then … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tracking ancestors for your X-DNA inheritance

My project the last couple of days has been to fill out and color-code some genealogy charts that pick out my potential X-chromosome ancestors, and X-chromosome ancestors for some of … Continue reading

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