My Family History Research

My Family History Research

The surnames, locations, and time periods of my genealogical research.

Paying for “Free” Genealogical Information

Paying for “Free” Genealogical Information

I love Dick Eastman’s recent post about Paying for “Free” Genealogical Information.

Motivation Monday: Code of Instruction for Ladies, 1833

Motivation Monday: Code of Instruction for Ladies, 1833

From 1833: Code of Instruction for Ladies; the 12 steps that wives can take to keep their husbands content.

Wordless Wednesday: 1914 Wedding

Wordless Wednesday: 1914 Wedding

A photo of my grandparent’s wedding in May, 1914

Wedding Wednesday: 1954

Wedding Wednesday: 1954

My parents were married in August, 1954 in Clarks Summit, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Here is a photo from their wedding.

Be Prepared: A Death in the Family

Be Prepared: A Death in the Family

Grief is always difficult, but compounding it with uncertainty about an estate is unnecessarily cruel. Be prepared, for the sake of your loved ones and your business.

The Murder of Joseph QUICK, 1830

The Murder of Joseph QUICK, 1830

New Milford, April 10, 1830 THE REPUBLICAN. DUNDAFF, Wednesday, May 19 ANOTHER MURDER!!! We understand that an old Hermit by the name of Comstock, lately shot a near neighbor of his, by the name of Joseph Quick, living in the town of Nicholson, Luzerne county. There had been a dispute between the parties for some […]

Today’s Birthday: William Paul Fitzgerald

Today’s Birthday: William Paul Fitzgerald

Today is the birthday of my Great-grandfather, William Paul FITZGERALD. He was born in 1879 in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His parents were Michael J. FITZGERALD (c1842–1916) and Ella SNYDER (c1856–1926). I know surprisingly little about William’s life, but I haven’t spent a lot of time with him yet. I know he was in construction—he was a […]

“Genealogy is Too Expensive!”

“Genealogy is Too Expensive!”

This is something I’ve heard lately from a few people, and I’d like to set the record straight, so to speak, and give you some solutions. First, the reality. We all make choices when it comes to food, shelter, and… genealogy. We’re willing to pay for other pasttimes, and this one isn’t free, either. Although […]

A Tale of Strange Relationships

A Tale of Strange Relationships

I found the following story about my Great-great Granduncle, Sylvester Rosengrant, and the interesting family connections of that family, on newspapers.com. It solved a great mystery of that family for me, as I had recorded these marriages but was unaware of the twist. I thought perhaps there were two women named Lavina, which seems funny […]