Tis’ The Season!!!

by Sue Neikirk We, as genealogy addicts know, love this time of year. It is time to store up on your years worth of genealogy supplies. Some would shop for their little students return to that large building of education but for us Addicts it is a time of gathering supplies like squirrels gather acorns... Continue Reading →

Happy 4th of July. Let’s Find Stuff

By Sue Neikirk The Revolution was not just a day or a year. It began in 1775 at Concord until the end at Yorktown in 1781. It can be said it started before 1775 with the first shot at the Boston Massacre in 1773. Before that was the French and Indian War. So many important... Continue Reading →

Searching for Mr. Morgan

By Pattie Morgan I have been seriously researching my family tree since about 1991. One of my more challenging subjects has been my great-grandfather, George W. Morgan. Two things about this man remained elusive: documentation linking him to his parents and the facts regarding his death. After more than twenty years of doing genealogy, I... Continue Reading →

Aunt Anne

By Tony Wait I often wonder how my 4xgreat aunt felt on her wedding day in 1828, as she walked up the aisle of the ancient church in the village of Molland, on the southern border of Exmoor. Ann Wait must have felt a world away from the grimy streets of Shoreditch, in London’s East... Continue Reading →


By Marlene Gale    I was the youngest in the family and wanted to learn my history, as most of the great grandparents and grandparents were gone before I was old enough to meet them.  My Parents, Aunt, and Uncles on my fathers side told of the mystery of my Great Grandfather George Paterson McGregor... Continue Reading →

Your Local Genealogy Library

By Sue Randolph-Neikirk Everyone's local libraries are, hopefully, fully reopening! YIPPEE. But do you know what that library may have for you, the genealogy addict? All for free! Go to your library on line site and you can find what is on offer for you right in your own home. Your library may offer goodies... Continue Reading →

Iowa Sites

By Sue Randolph-Neikirk Iowa became part of the United States after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803Iowa was admitted to the union as the 29th state on Dec. 28, 1846. Native American groups in Iowa: the Sauk (Sac) and Meskwaki (Fox) on the eastern edge of Iowa along the Mississippi; the Ioway along the bank of... Continue Reading →

Tales From Small Town Genealogy

By Melissa Lowrey Fugiel So one of my brickiest-of-all-brick walls is a fellow by the name of Joseph H. Taylor. All I've ever had, for all my searching and scrambling, is his tombstone. Then, as I glazed over various "hints" from our "favorite" genealogy website, I encountered a man by the name of Samuel Taylor... Continue Reading →

How The Sutherlin Story Ended, or did it

By Sue Neikirk Part 4 So many have asked for me to write the Sutherlin story but this is not just a story of William Sutherlin. The story goes much further than just William, it stretches through decades of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. William Sutherlin was tried and found guilty of murder and given... Continue Reading →

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