Tag Archives: family

Fall Is In The Air

Mammoth has been our family’s favorite vacation spot since the children were little. This year we were able to bring my daughter, Ashely, and her family along to experience the beauty of fall in the Eastern Sierras. The golden aspen provided a beautiful backdrop for photographs. While the boys went fishing, we girls headed out…

Irvine Mariners Farmers Market

My daughter, Ashley, and I headed out early this morning to the Irvine Farmers Market at Mariners Church, corner of Bonita Canyon & Turtle Ridge Road. The hours are posted as 8am – 12 noon (Rain or Shine). If you want from “farm to table” for your family – this is the place to go. There…

Using Newspapers for Family Research

Old newspapers have a wealth of information when researching your families’ history. I have found obituaries, property notices, wedding announcements, and even photographs. The articles often have personal information you won’t find anywhere else. Newspapers.com

I Hate Brick Walls

I hate brick walls. Let me rephrase that. I love historic brick and mortar masonry – but the proverbial brick walls that I run into in genealogy frustrate me. I have found that sometimes I have to change to another branch of the family tree and come back to my problem person. A little time…

All Things British

I love the Ancestry commercial where Kayle Merker, who though he was German, finds out he’s mostly Irish and trades in his Lederhosen for a kilt. I knew that my mom’s side of the family was from England, but since my dad was adopted, I had no idea what my ethnicity estimate would be. After…