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…

RootsTech Connect 2021

RootsTech 2021 is going to look very different from past conferences, and conference dates have changed to February 25-27, 2021. Family Search announced that RootsTech 2021 will be a FREE virtual online event. That’s right you read that right, I said FREE (registration is still required). Family Search International CEO, Steve Rockwood said “this pandemic…

RootsTech 2020 Will Be Here Before You Know It

We are officially two weeks from RootsTech 2020 – The Story of You, and registration is still open.  Now is the time to start deciding what to pack, what sessions you want to attend, expo hall must-see, what to research at the Family History Library, review all the new additions to the 10-year celebration, and…

WIN a 2020 RootsTech 4 Day Pass

As most of you may know, Phillip and I are RootsTech Ambassadors for the 10th Annual Roots Tech conference in February 2020. RootsTech will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary with the theme of “The Story of You.”   We are excited to be able to give away a 4-day pass (valued at $299) to…

AAHGS 2019 Annual Conference – Day 3

I had the honor of attending the 40th annual AAHGS Conference in Hyattsville, Maryland on October 10-12, 2019.  It’s hard to believe that today is the last day of the conference.  I have had such a great time.  Phillip and I are on the national social media committee, so we have been busy.  I have…

12 Days of My Family – Day 10

This is a photo of my maternal grandfather, Gus Hatchett (standing on the right), along with his brothers and sisters.  These are the children of Evva and Mattie Heck Hatchett.

12 Days of My Family – Day 3

My parents were blessed with all grandsons.  I call them the Mays boys.  Our next generation:  Allen, Eric, Wesley, and Patrick.

12 Days of My Family – Day 2

These are my maternal great grandparents, Evva Hatchett and Mattie Heck Hatchett.  Evva Hatchett was born March 29, 1874 in Jackson county, Arkansas to Peter Hatchett and Evaline Mudd Hatchett.  He died on March 9, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois. Mattie Heck Hatchett was born on February 23, 1878 in Arkansas to Louis Heck and Nancy…

Making New Memories While Rediscovering Old Ones

I have read many books on genealogy, and they all say the same thing.  Start with yourself and work your way backwards and talk to your family, mainly your oldest living relative.  Well, I didn’t do that.  When I started this journey over seven years ago, I didn’t tell anyone.  I didn’t talk to my…