Towering stained glass windows… Marble and finely carved woods… Beautiful, hand painted works of art… Is it a cathedral or an art museum about which I wax poetic? No. I opine about the Indiana State Library building. Have you been there? […]
We talked about the Irish in Indianapolis in a previous post, where we learned that any of you with deep roots in the city are also fairly likely to have roots in Ireland. But discovering that your ancestors originated in Ireland [… ...
As you may know, March is Women’s History Month. Therefore I thought it would be appropriate to revisit the topic of our female ancestors. One of the most frustrating parts of researching female family lines is not knowing a woman ...
Two hundred and twenty-three years ago, on March 1, 1790, Congress passed the First Census Act. They gave the responsibility of collecting information to the marshalls of the U.S. judicial districts, who beginning on Census Day, August 2, 1 ...
“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” ~ George Bernard Shaw As I recreate the stories of my ancestors I often wonder how they approached the topic of food. Did they have favorite family recipes? Did they […]
I recently purchased two DNA kits. One was from Ancestry DNA, a part of the larger Ancestry.com. The other was from a much lesser known company with a very similar name, Ancestry by DNA. My plan is to use the […]
If you know me, then you know that I’m a scrapbooker. That’s right, I scrapbook, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. There are many reasons why I choose to scrapbook my daily life and the lives of my past […]
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