Genealogy Acts of Kindness or Scam?

Yesterday I received an Ancestry.com message from a woman in Ohio who had found a Bible that had a name that appears in my public tree – Landfair.  She said she would mail it to me if I would pick up the cost.  I was warned that the Bible was heavy. Unfortunately, there are so … Continue reading “Genealogy Acts of Kindness or Scam?”

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”

Getting the Most Out of Online Genealogy Classes

Do you have Zoom fatigue? Does the thought of watching one more online class make you want to throw something at your computer screen? If so, this blog is for you! I keep a record of the courses I take on my website for several reasons. As a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, … Continue reading “Getting the Most Out of Online Genealogy Classes”

Autumn Genealogy Project Idea

This past week, I began to identify all my Gateway Ancestors – those are the folks who were the first to come to the U.S. In some cases, they don’t go back very far. For example, my maternal grandmother came with her mother and brother in 1912 to join her husband who had come earlier. … Continue reading “Autumn Genealogy Project Idea”

Genealogy, Freedom and Acceptance – Black Lives Do Matter

It’s Independence Day here in the U.S. and this one will be like none I’ve previously spent.  Got a 3 part text from the Surgeon General of our state notifying us to “Avoid the 3 Cs Closed Spaces, Crowded Places & Close-Contact Settings.”  Kind of catchy!  Later that day, the bureaucrats came out stating the … Continue reading “Genealogy, Freedom and Acceptance – Black Lives Do Matter”

To Your Health – Genealogywise!

I’ve blogged previously about by attempt to analyze my ancestor’s health records to make lifestyle choices to keep me well (See Using Your Genealogical Info to Make You Healthy). This past week, MyHeritage.com has added a new feature that you can use to include your family’s medical history. It is purportedly private and secure, allowing … Continue reading “To Your Health – Genealogywise!”

Genealogy Reminders from Coco

If you haven’t seen the Disney movie that came out last fall, Coco, then you must do it soon. I’m not the kind of person that watches the same shows again and again but I have seen Coco 3 times. Here’s why I think Coco is important to genealogy and will help you with your … Continue reading “Genealogy Reminders from Coco”

Artifacts on eBay – A Must Read

I recently read a fascinating story in The Weekly Genealogist, the online edition published by AmericanAncestors.org about stolen artifacts being sold on eBay. The blog, Rare Colonial Documents Found on eBay, originally published by the Smithsonian, is a must read if you search for documents on eBay as I do. Although I knew that each … Continue reading “Artifacts on eBay – A Must Read”

Twelve+ Genealogy Gems for a Whole Year of Fun!

Originally published on genealogyatheart.blogspot.com on 16 Dec 2015. I’ve been asked lately by colleagues and students what are some of my favorite genealogy sites so in keeping with the holidays (and having the 12 Days of Christmas stuck in my head!) here are my favorite free go to sites for quick genealogy answers.  They are … Continue reading “Twelve+ Genealogy Gems for a Whole Year of Fun!”

Genealogy Truths

Originally published on genealogyatheart.blogspot.com on 2 Aug 2015. Last week I had the opportunity to attend an educational conference in San Francisco, California. This was my first visit to the area and the first time I ever visited somewhere I had no genealogy research to do.  Ancestorwise,  nada!  No cemeteries, court houses, or former residences … Continue reading “Genealogy Truths”