John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford can count many of Europe’s royal persons among their descendants, as well as some American presidents. John and Kate are also my 18th great-grandparents (though I’m not royal or at all famous). Still, I wanted to take the time and write about them and some of...
Aren't grandmas gifts from God, like kids are? My tribute to my grandma!!
Handwritten letter from 1921 from a war buddy of my grandfather's after World War 1. Early bi-plane history in the European Theatre.
My mom's motto was: "Think positive and remember that every dark cloud has a silver lining". In this tribute I captured my mom's life through summery photos.
The Bollingers were immigrants from Switzerland and were a strong folk. I feel I got some of my pioneering spirit from them. They blazed through the wilderness carving out a home against all odds.
Travel efficiently to answer questions with a plan in place before the trip. Taking a trip to search for genealogy proof is very effective to find older documents in courthouses and local libraries.
On May 20, 2012, our youngest son, Andy, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He wanted all of his brothers to witness this event. Our second son, Brian, died in January, 2010. Andy had worked hard to get into the Marines. He was beginning to find his niche in life. For...
This story is the result of my genealogy research and the search for answers of Peerage and our Coat of Arms ~ Crest .How and who earned it, and what Meyer family member was ennobled?
Chubby Checker's hit song "The Twist" had my entire family gyrating to the fun beat in the 1960s but my Dad was the all time expert in our family. Videos capture some of those good golden oldies.
Read about the life and times with photos of my grandmother and how she was reared in Wisconsin when her mother died. Also, learn about dairy farming.