RootsTech Connect 2022 – March 3-5, 2022

If you have been following my blog for any amount of time, then you know how much I love RootsTech. I first became aware of RootsTech back in 2017 through social media. I was in awe of all the sessions, presenters, information, and the Expo Hall from reading genealogy blogs and listening to genealogy podcasts….

Freedmen’s Bureau Records Now Available at Ancestry.com

Today Ancestry announced the unveiling of a new record collection, the Freedmen’s Bureau records. Congress established the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands in 1865 to assist in the reconstruction of the South and to aid formerly enslaved individuals transition to freedom and citizenship. The Freedmen’s Bureau assisted with land and property, relief programs,…

How Do You Celebrate Your Birthday?

My birthday has always been a special day for me. Growing up we always celebrated birthdays on our actual birthday, no matter what day of the week it was. I always got to pick out what we had for dinner that night, and the evening always ended with cake and ice cream. My birthday is…