New Treasure Trove

Well, my visit with Cousin K was very exciting and everything I had hoped for. I now have my Great Aunt E’s research notes along with all the original photos she used for her publication The Smart Aleck…and more. Even better, I have photos of family that I have never seen. Photos of a young … Continue reading New Treasure Trove

The Schröder Sisters – a Kücks Update

Note:  I have intentionally continued to use the spelling of Ollerrich for the elder and Ohlrich for the younger to help the reader differentiate between which one I am referring to.  The alternate spellings are provided for each family member to help tie them to the typical spelling used in Iowa.  The spelling for Eckhoff is based on … Continue reading The Schröder Sisters – a Kücks Update

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Nearly Forgotten

52 Ancestors

I consider many of my maternal ancestors as nearly forgotten.  The fact of the matter is, we live in a patriarchal society.  That seems to infuriate some women.  Despite their best efforts, however, genealogy is still predominantly about researching our [insert surname] ancestors.  This means, we research the father’s of the father’s to track that … Continue reading 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Nearly Forgotten