A Unique Genealogical Find on Christmas Night

I absolutely adore those unexpected finds, don’t you?!  During my two week hiatus I decided I’d try to solve a John Duer (1801-1885) mystery.  I wasn’t able to do that yet but I have made some tremendous progress and want to share how I came to put the pieces together to answer my question – … Continue reading “A Unique Genealogical Find on Christmas Night”

12+ More Genealogical Gems to Use

  Originally published on genealogyatheart.blogspot.com on 20 Dec 2015. Last post was my 12 most favorite free genealogy sites and today is my 12 favorite paid sites. I have placed these in alphabetical order and not by preference: 1. Ancestry.com – since they own just about everything in the genealogical world it’s very hard not to  subscribe … Continue reading “12+ More Genealogical Gems to Use”

Visiting the New England Historic and Genealogical Society

Originally published on genealogyatheart.blogspot.com on 18 Nov 2015. Last weekend I had the pleasure of researching at the New England Historic and Genealogical Society in Boston, Massachusetts. If you’re planning a first visit, here’s some tips I found useful:  The library is SMALL but filled with tremendous resources that you might not find anywhere else.  … Continue reading “Visiting the New England Historic and Genealogical Society”

With Heavy Heart, Comparing Ancestor Patriots to Those Who Stormed the Capitol

My blog plans have changed due to the events of this past week.  Originally, I was going  to share a find I discovered by accident on Christmas evening but that will wait.  When I began Genealogy At Heart, my goal was to post blogs to further the genealogical education of everyone interested in family history.  One of the … Continue reading “With Heavy Heart, Comparing Ancestor Patriots to Those Who Stormed the Capitol”

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GenealogyAtHeart’s Top 10 Posts of 2021

Looked at the calendar this morning and realized this will be my last Genealogy At Heart post for 2021! I will be taking a hiatus due to the holidays for the next 2 weeks. Hoping you have a delightful time – enjoy, reminisce, and stay safe. 10 Fantastic Photos! MyHeritage Does it Again! 9 Resolving … Continue reading “GenealogyAtHeart’s Top 10 Posts of 2021”

Rose is Found – But Not In A Likely Location!

I’ve blogged in the past about the weird finds that I make in locations that had no connection to the relative I was searching.  I just had another strange occurrence. Since I did a surname study, my public Ancestry.com and MyHeritage.com trees contain all the Harbaughs in the U.S.  Although they are not all my … Continue reading “Rose is Found – But Not In A Likely Location!”

What’s a Genealogist? Hint: It’s not a Gynecologist

Recently on a beautiful spring (in Florida – the robins just returned so hang in there northerners) afternoon, family members invited me to go to lunch at a local cafe in our downtown area.  Because this was a spur of the moment invitation, I hadn’t changed from my casual Saturday morning attire.  I was wearing … Continue reading “What’s a Genealogist? Hint: It’s not a Gynecologist”

Memorial Day – Record Preservation

Memorial Day Weekend is here in the States! As many reflect on their deceased loved ones I’m pondering those loved ones’ records. Why? In my area, we’re under the first Tropical Storm warning of the year (and Hurricane Season doesn’t begin until June 1st) and a flood watch. Records loss happens to all of us. … Continue reading “Memorial Day – Record Preservation”