Genealogy Tuesdays

In an effort to make time for my research, which is something I haven’t done consistently in the past 18 months, I’m going to set aside time every Tuesday after work for my research. I’m calling it ‘Genealogy Tuesdays’. A few years ago my son had tutoring on Tuesdays at the library after school. While…

Do You Use Ancestry Card Catalog?

I have always been a creature of habit. I usually drive the same route to wherever I’m going, I park in the same areas at stores, and I fold clothes in the same order every time. The same can be said for my research style. I sit down at my laptop, open up Ancestry, and…

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…