Unlocking Charlotte Hick’s Parentage

Genealogical unlocks are pretty special, at least for family historians.  Not because lineage is an end in and of itself.  But because it is one’s original life setting that can connect many life dots.   Therefore, a family historian sometimes spends a fair amount of time trying to correctly establish this foundation, this lineage.  And some ancestors’ lineages are much tougher detective work than others, even … Continue reading Unlocking Charlotte Hick’s Parentage

Local Deed and Clerk Offices

Shifting from an almost exclusive Internet and family memorabilia research approach to visiting city and county government offices provided some insights and take-aways this past summer.   Both the government office process and policies along with located hidden gems were valuable learnings. First, government deed and clerk office insights.  As it turns out they all had one policy in common, however, enforced with different degrees of … Continue reading Local Deed and Clerk Offices

A New Chapter – Bringing Family History to Life

What we are trying to do. Bruce and I have been family genealogists for over 10 years.  However, we are now bringing new tools and methods to our approach.   These new tools and methods will be additive, as Internet searches, lineage sites and DNA cousins are all powerful tools we will continue using.  But the new stuff shows great promise too. First, we now are … Continue reading A New Chapter – Bringing Family History to Life

Barzillai Ansley Scott, Self-made Millionaire

What circumstances result in a self-made individual?  In effect, a life journey that is markedly different than one’s parents and even one’s siblings, like inertia did not apply.  Is it the mashing together of the right innate capabilities wonderfully matched to a generation’s challenges and opportunities?  Or is it piss and vinegar driven by tough life lessons that make many fall but others strengthen? The … Continue reading Barzillai Ansley Scott, Self-made Millionaire

Discover Your Roots! Part 1

Discover Your Roots book includes great digital research tips and the Wright family genealogy.  A wonderful place to begin your Wright Family genealogy journey.    Bruce Wright, Esq. dug into researching his family tree across multiple years learning about and documenting more than 18 Revolutionary War Patriots.  His journey to undercover this treasure-trove of Patriot ancestors makes for great reading, especially if you are interested … Continue reading Discover Your Roots! Part 1

Emilie, Lilian and Myrtle Gallery

There is something bold, almost sassy about Emilie, Lilian and Myrtle photos.  Educated, ambitious, beautiful, well-off, and talented they were poster women for the times they lived in.   A step-change in a single generation, women were crossing the Rubicon. During the first quarter of the 20th century heady opportunities bubbled in the cities.  Good jobs outside the home. Not the old seamstress, nanny or washwoman options … Continue reading Emilie, Lilian and Myrtle Gallery