Month: December 2010

As the New Year rolls in~

I look back at all I did this year and I’ve realized I’ve gained a lot of new family members and connected to several long-lost relatives thru my genealogy research this year – It was an amazing year for me in my research –… Continue Reading “As the New Year rolls in~”

Using Social Networks for research~

Facebook has become one of my #1 genealogy tools – As I find family member’s I add all the photo’s and info to their files on my genealogy software ( I use Ancestry’s Family Tree Maker 2011 – One of the main things I… Continue Reading “Using Social Networks for research~”

Sometimes you have to take a break~

Doing research can become an obsession – You get onto something and you just can’t stop til you “find” that one thing~ I’ve found when I’ve got stuck on something – or something just wasn’t coming together – I’d move on to another family… Continue Reading “Sometimes you have to take a break~”

A Milestone for me~

Today I’m not writing about research – this is personal~ Today my youngest daughter finished High School –  3 daughters – they all graduated – All grown up~ I sit at this computer for the 1st time in my life wondering – what now?… Continue Reading “A Milestone for me~”

Christmas Past

Today I sit at this computer and I think about the holiday’s approaching – I was raised in Indiana in a small community in the country by a HUGE family – We all knew each other, it was safe to leave the doors unlocked,… Continue Reading “Christmas Past”

Moving forward

I’m gonna jump ahead to my 7th Great Grandfather James Chagam &  the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village in Barkhamsted Connecticut. This is where my story will begin for you – I have complete documentation for every generation starting with my Grandchild to Chagam’s in the… Continue Reading “Moving forward”

Genealogy Poems that I love~

We Are The Chosen My feelings are in each family we are called to find the ancestors.To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing… Continue Reading “Genealogy Poems that I love~”

What do I do now?

Once you’ve got all your immediate family as done as you can – then you start working your way back into history. I started with Census – is a wonderful data base and wealth of information – it’s has changed over the past… Continue Reading “What do I do now?”

Start at the beginning

1st off I’d recommend buying some kind of genealogy software ( I use’s Family Tree Maker 2011 ) Then I started with other family member’s doing genealogy (Thank You Aunt Pam & Cousin Penny) Then I started calling immediate family and worked my… Continue Reading “Start at the beginning”

What started me on my quest?

Alvin & Marion Allen – My father’s Parents~ Over 20 years ago my father Rex Allen Sr. asked me trace our Native American Roots – I’ve always been interested in my Ancestor’s and decided to give it a go – so 20 years later… Continue Reading “What started me on my quest?”

Our family story

Narratives of the Fischer, Knight, Clarke and Gilbert families

"Ever Widening Circle"

Quest For Our Ancestral Roots


A Journey With Occom

Samson Occom's trip through England

Live as Free People

Proclaim liberty throughout the land

Marldon Local History Group

Marldon Village, Life in a Devon Parish

Jessica's Family Tree

This site is dedicated to the ancestors of the Johnson, Booker and Petruff families of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Pennsylvania and thier connecting lines of lineage.

Echo's of Lost Footsteps

My quest of finding my ancestors (& a bit of my life)

They Were Here

Searching for Forgotten Forebears - A Work in Progress

Under the influence!

Myths, legends, folklore and tales from around the world


the spaces between

Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society

Serving the interests of genealogists since 1967

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