Well, almost wordless . . . . Five generations starting with the oldest to youngest . . . Great-Great Grandmother Lula Routt Green - 1867-1964 Aunt Sallie Green Lewis – 1907-2001 Grandpa Willie Taylor - 1909-1985 Daddy John Willie Taylor – 1927-2010 Brother Elgin Taylor Brother Jon Taylor then . . . . Me!
It’s Sentimental Sunday and this daily blogging prompt allows genealogy bloggers a chance to focus on a sentimental story or memory about an ancestor, or a wonderful family tradition. I had the pleasure of visually introducing my maternal grandfather, Joseph Chapple, to the World Wide Web community on Wordless Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Joseph is … [Read more...]
A new free search engine for genealogists and people interested in learning more about their family history launched Tuesday, March 15, 2011. According to an official press release on GeneaPress, “Mocavo.com enables the search of more than 50 billion words – including billions of names, dates and places, all within fractions of a second. Mocavo.com … [Read more...]
In March 2010, Lisa Alzo, better known as, The Accidental Genealogist, launched a series of 31 blogging prompts for celebrating and honoring the “fearless females” in our family trees. This online viral event was so popular with bloggers last year that they wanted to know if Lisa planned to host this event again this year. … [Read more...]
As I walked through one of the buildings on the way back to my office today, I stopped to see the Bordersville Service Learning Project playing on a monitor mounted on the wall in the hallway. Dean Wolfe, Professor of History at Lone Star College-Kingwood, was explaining what the historical cemetery clean-up service project was … [Read more...]
The more I delve into my family’s history, the more I’m coming to the conclusion that — I love dead people! LOL! I know this sounds creepy, but it’s true. All of the great leads and information I’ve been able to pull together about ancestors has come from death certificates, funeral programs, and/or visiting graveyards. … [Read more...]