I’ve finally completed a project I’ve been working on for sometime now! I’ve been tracking my family history on Ancestry.com and I’ve gone back as far as the first immigrants to this country. I learned that my 10th great grandfather, Robert Rose, is listed on the Wethersfield Settlers Memorial in Connecticut. I would love to go visit it someday! Here’s the last video in a … Continue reading The Story of Us: Life in the Colonies
This is my fourth video in a series chronicling my ancestors on my dad’s side of the family. I’ve found it difficult to find all the records. The further back you go, the harder it is to track down information. This video discusses my relatives during and immediately after the American Revolution. One of the problems I’ve encountered doing this ancestry project is that in … Continue reading The Story of Us: A New Nation
I’ve been doing a lot of research on my dad’s side of the family, and I’ve managed to track back all the way to my 4th great grandparents. Most of them were born sometime in the 1st or 2nd decade of the 19th century. I was thrilled to discover how much of my family history was already tracked online by other relatives, but I’ve hit … Continue reading Ancestry Roadblocks
I’ve been tracking my family tree on my father’s side of the family, and I’ve discovered so many wonderful things about my ancestors. Currently, I am researching my 3rd great grandparents who were born and raised during the 19th century. This generation either grew up or served during the American Civil War. I learned that many of these families moved to Missouri during this time … Continue reading The Story of Us: My 3rd Great Grandparents
As I continue my journey studying my ancestry, I’ve gotten a wealth of information from my grandparents. Fortunately for me, they remember their grandparents fairly well and have many stories to tell. I’ve been organizing old photos in my grandparents house and identifying different people. My grandmother’s mother saved boxes of information about the Wilsons. My great great grandfather Arthur Wilson was apparently a great … Continue reading The Story of Us: My Grandparent’s Grandparents
Through my ancestry research, I’ve learned a lot about my family. And as my grandparents approach their late 80s, I’ve become much more nostalgic about my family history. I’m really lucky to still have my grandparents in my life. They just celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. I’ve taken a lot of time talking to them and learning about my great grandparents, only one of whom … Continue reading The Story of Us: My Great Grandparents
My grandparents turn 88 this year. It’s amazing that I still have both of them in my life. Given their age and all this free time I’ve had on account of the pandemic, I’ve decided to pursue a goal of mine – tracing my family lineage back to our roots. I have a few goals in mind. First, I want to trace my ancestors back … Continue reading My Ancestry Adventure Begins!