“What I Did On My Summer Vacation… In short… a great deal! (the answer that no teacher wants to hear… Read more What I did on my summer vacation…
Four years ago, I ordered and received the Compiled Military Service File of my great-great grandfather, Atchison… Read more A Civil War veteran
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?
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
Tis’ the season when I would traditionally write a Christmas newsletter to keep family and friends informed as to our… Read more … the family and other news
The Twentieth Day of October, In the year Two Thousand Fourteen One hundred years ago, October 20, 1914: President Woodrow… Read more The 100th Anniversary of the birth of Kenneth F Yonker