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…

Going to a Research Center During COVID-19

It’s been a while since I have written a blog post. To say that the world and life kind of got in the way would be an understatement. I was still riding high from my trip to RootsTech 2020, where I was an ambassador, when the world shut down mid March due to COVID-19. Everything…

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 30 – Easy

NOTE: I accepted the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge headed by fellow genealogy blogger Amy Johnson Crow in January 2019. The idea behind this challenge is that you will receive email prompts, a word or phrase, every week, and you find something about your research or family history to write about. I write in…

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 10 – Bachelor Uncle

NOTE: I accepted the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge headed by fellow genealogy blogger Amy Johnson Crow in January 2019. The idea behind this challenge is that you will receive email prompts, a word or phrase, every week, and you find something about your research or family history to write about. I write in…