So, I was reviewing and organizing some old correspondence (part of the source citation project) as I am now working on the Cobe’s WikiTree entries. During my review of her notes, I noticed something that cousin Sue mentioned back in 2016. She was following the property trail on our immigrant Richard and Eliza (Smith) Cobe. Because I … Continue reading Eliza Smith – Leads or Rabbit Holes?
With my new rabbit hole called WikiTree, I am taking on the dreaded task of cleaning up my source citations more seriously. This was one of my resolutions for the year which would, by extension, also tidy up my official off-line tree. But, it is much more fun to research, research, research! This will, I … Continue reading Catching Up on Genealogy Housekeeping
While in the process of pouring over my new Coomer DNA test results, I paused to catch up on some blog reading by other bloggers - on the topic of Genealogy of course...what else is there, right? Anyway...I came across a most interesting article that introduced me to WikiTree.com (thank you, Anne Young!). Distraction accomplished. … Continue reading Rhoades WikiTree Dilemma
So, I haven’t really been working too hard to pin down the Cobe's exact origins in Ireland. Mostly because I am just at a loss. So, I joined a British Isle’s Facebook group and made an inquiry to see if there were any other Irish Cobe researchers across the pond (I’m that desperate, I’m down … Continue reading The Cobe Dilemma
This is a post that is mostly not genealogical. It will be the hardest article I have ever written. And I am doing it for my own therapy so bear with me. You don’t have to read it. My grandfather and his younger brother, with their dog c. 1930s I occasionally come across family history prompts involving the … Continue reading Therapy in Writing