One thing that seems to be a tradition in my family is facial hair. We come from a long line of bearded or mustached gentlemen. Not all of them were bearded, of course. But my father is a bearded man and, as a result, I have an affinity for beards. Even my husband sports a … Continue reading Bearded

Newsworthy – A consolidated history

52 Ancestors

Ok, so, the obvious thing to write about with the topic of newsworthy is ancestors in the news. Interestingly, the only two families that made it into the newspapers with any frequency were Hugh Coomer (he who started the paint store c. 1890) and the grandchildren of Daniel Rhoades (through Clarence's line) in Fort Wayne...but … Continue reading Newsworthy – A consolidated history

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