AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors

Blog URL:http://ancestories1.blogspot.com
Blog Tags:genealogy, family history, history, Michigan, Washington, Alaska
Country:United States
State/Province:Washington
Location:Spokane

My personal blog about my genealogical research: my triumphs, my challenges, my research notes...plus some tips and links for you.



Latest Blog Posts



Recently, I discovered that Ancestry had added the Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880 - 1937 database to its collections. While I don't have Iowa ancestors, my children do on their paternal grandmother's side. I was hoping to confirm marriage information f...

"Mug books" are collections of biographical sketches usually found within county histories of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries, particularly in the United States. On Mondays, I'm highlighting ancestors or relatives who were featured...

I'm thrilled and honored to announce that Family Tree Magazine has selected my Online Historical Directories site as one of its 101 Best Websites for 2016! The Online Historical Directories site was listed with four other sites in the "Best Ceme...

I often tell people I have Michigan roots, but I think it’s often not conveyed as to how deep and wide those roots grow. I am the first generation of my family in five full generations and eight partial generations to not have been born, married, l...

Birthplace Pedigree Fun

on Mar 24, 2016 in: Memes

Yesterday on Facebook, my genealogy friend, J. Paul Hawthorne, posted a cool birthplace pedigree chart, using Microsoft Excel. I created one as well, and posted it on my Facebook timeline:Click to enlargeI created a blank pedigree chart in Excel whic...

Just before Christmas, I received an email from a man who said he might have more information on the family of one of my brick wall ancestors, William Parker WRIGHT (1830 - 1915). The gentleman wanted to know what information I had on William's mothe...

Articles and posts that caught my eye:Ancestry to Retire Family Tree Maker Software by Kendall Hulet at Ancestry.com Blog - Big news this week!3 Things to Consider with the End of Family Tree Maker by Amy Johnson Crow at Amy Johnson Crow Blog - Good...