Grand Traverse Women Ancestors, Introduction

The peculiarity of telling a woman ancestor’s life story is real.  It is kind of like having a puzzle.  Right up until women started working in large numbers what they did and thought about day-in and day-out generally was not captured.  So the puzzle contains few personal pieces in which to construct a life story.   Yes, likely birth, marriage, children, death, maybe a few photos, … Continue reading Grand Traverse Women Ancestors, Introduction

Family Memorabilia Project

Capturing family memorabilia as digital images is just the first step in preserving and sharing family history.   The Family Memorabilia Project is all about establishing a long term digital repository of our family memorabilia (the broader term used on this site is ‘Sources’) that can be shared, collaborated on, organized, and used to develop and highlight family stories that can be published to wider audiences … Continue reading Family Memorabilia Project

Discover Your Roots!

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 ancestor Patriots makes for great reading, especially if you are interested in … Continue reading Discover Your Roots!

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