RootsTech Connect 2021 Is Now Live

RootsTech Connect has officially started. This is a virtual and FREE conference. Registration is required. Your registration gives you access to hundreds of genealogy sessions, keynote speakers, and a virtual expo hall. You will also have access to sessions and keynote speakers on demand through the end of the year to watch at your convenience…

Journey Through the Generations Podcast

If you have been following my journey for sometime now, then you know that I have a podcast as well. We started the podcast about three years ago. We have talked about our research, our research trips, conferences we have attended, and what’s going on in the genealogy community. We last recorded before we left…

RootsTech Connect 2021 News

It’s hard to believe that RootsTech Connect 2021 is just a month away. Although this year will be different because the entire conference is virtual this year, and I will be attending it from the comfort of my home. RootsTech Connect 2021 will still have all the things we have come to love such as,…

What is Wordless Wednesday?

I first saw a Wordless Wednesday post a couple of years ago on a blog that I subscribe to. It was a photo of children in front of a car. It was a black and white photo from around the 1940s. The caption under the photo simple read ‘our family’s first car’. Seeing that photo…

2021 Genealogy Goals

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is finally over. 2020 was a difficult year for so many reasons. I’m sure most of us have been impacted by COVID-19, either directly or indirectly. 2020 was difficult for me and my family because my father died this past November. Because of everything going on in the world…

The Grieving Genealogist

On Friday, November 13, 2020, my father, Wayman Allen Mays, passed away after a hard fought 12 year battle with colon cancer. Over the past 12 years, I was with him through several surgeries, radiation treatments, and countless amounts of chemotherapy. He never really talked about his cancer or complained about what he was going…