My maternal grandfather was pure German, born in Michigan. My maternal grandmother was pure Dutch, born in Michigan. My father’s… Read more How far is it to Great Britain?
I love this recipe for Chocolate Pudding Cake for two reasons: first, my maternal grandmother wrote down this recipe in… Read more Let them eat cake!
This past week has been a novelty in my family history search. The question was “How are we related? We… Read more Are you my cousin?
Jan (pronounced like the word ‘yawn’) Timmer was born on the sixth of November 1847, in Zuidbarge, Emmen, in the… Read more From Drenthe to Drenthe: Jan Timmer
It is difficult to keep up with postings during a holiday break back home! However, a couple of things are… Read more Pre-statehood in Ottawa County, Michigan
For me, one thing always leads to another…even on Christmas. I found myself reviewing a website that I had not… Read more Christmas Surprise!
Christmas Eve … we packed into the farm home of my mother’s childhood, along with the families of her sister and… Read more Christmas Eve, in fading memory
Genealogists often speak of “brick walls,” a block in their research that seems impossible to clear away. For a while… Read more chipping at the brick wall
One of my undergraduate professors took great joy in poking fun of the grey-haired old ladies of the DAR. I could… Read more a Daughter’s notes…
Family bakers are preparing for the upcoming holidays so I thought that I would give you an old family recipe… Read more