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…

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…

October is Family History Month

Family history has always been important to me. I remember sitting and listening to my grandmothers talk with their friends, going to my grandmother’s OES and church meetings, and going through old photos and school yearbooks when I was young. I remember my parents and their friends talking about their high school W.F. Branch and…