Author Archives: Joanna Williams

Back to School

Ever wonder how smart your ancestors were? Were they good students? How far did they go in school? Or did they teach? Now that September is here and it’s back to school time, I got wondering about what school records … Continue reading

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A Look at Church Records

This spring my daughter celebrated her First Holy Communion. It got me thinking about church records. Local churches can contain a lot of valuable genealogical information. Some parish registries may contain baptism and marriage certificates, in addition to death and … Continue reading

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Libraries: Keepers of Local History

I recently attended a family history workshop at my local library. I was amazed at all of the resources that are available there. Many genealogy resources are being digitized and are only a click away on your home computer, but … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye

Kids, they literally grow up right before your eyes. Babies especially grow and develop in such a short time. It’s really incredible how much they change. In those few short months and years they are constantly growing, and start to … Continue reading

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Who’s In The Photo?

I came across a box of my grandpa’s old family photos. Some faces are familiar, but many are not. And most have no date recorded. My only clues come from inside the faded black and white photos. I can see … Continue reading

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Map It Out

Maps, we can’t find our destination without them. But they can also be helpful when figuring out where our ancestors lived. Maps Assist With Genealogy Research Maps can provide clues as to the size of town our ancestors lived, the … Continue reading

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Five Short Years

My youngest daughter turns five today. She has been counting down the days for a week, and has been telling every person she meets that her birthday is coming up. Now, the day is finally here. Birthday’s as a kid … Continue reading

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