Honoring Juneteenth

On June 19, 1865 Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. As a reminder the President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery in the confederacy two and half years earlier on January 1, 1863. In…

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…