About Me

     
I'm a member of the DAR, the San Diego Genealogical Society, the North San Diego County Genealogical Society, the Aberdeen, Scotland Historical Society and the New England Historical Genealogical Society. I've been researching my family for over 13 years.

I've had incredible successes. One of the biggest was due to a post on Rootsweb. A long lost brother was able to find me. In doing so he was able to meet our Mom (who had given him up for adoption as a baby).  It was a wonderful, happy reunion for both mother & son.  That brother and I are now very close friends.

I've helped a co-worker find his biological parents (what a rewarding experience), located cousins I hadn't seen in decades, met new cousins I didn't know existed, made many new friends, traveled to places I might not otherwise have gone and just generally had a great time.

I use Legacy Family Tree software for my personal database and I taught/facilitated the Legacy Users Group for the San Diego Genealogical Society for about 2 years.  I've also presented classes about "Using Social Media in Family Research" and "How to Use Evernote in Your Family Resarch."

My hobbies also include traveling, riding my horses and reading.  I am happily married and retired.

I think genealogy is the most interesting and rewarding hobby there is.

Stay tuned and I'll share all the stories with you.

6 comments:

  1. PHOTO DUPLICATION REQUESTS ON FAMILY SEARCH – PLUS A LITTLE BIT ABOUT LEGACY AND EVERNOTE

    I sent off for my Great Grand fathers Death Certificate on 7/13/2014 and got it today 7/16/2014. It has proven some of my information, and has provided NEW information.

    thank you for your Blog.

    Robin Bolda Wilson
    Raregolds@aol.com

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    1. Robin - You're welcome. I'm so glad my post was helpful.
      Thank you for stopping by.

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  2. I also grew up in Michigan! I began my research about a year and a half ago and discovered the ancestry on my father's side is Scottish and not Irish, as I had been told as a child. My great-great grandfather, Alexander Ellis was the last immigrant to arrive from Scotland, the Baird's arrived much earlier. I will be looking for pointers, as I want to travel to Scotland, too. Thanks for your work on your blog. Lisa

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    1. Lisa,
      Scotland was my dream trip for sure. I've found LOTS of records on Scotland's People website. Many vital records. Buying the units for the site ends up being well worth it for what I have found. Enjoy your journey. I hope to go back one day.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Our Hall family, 024, is also a "Michigan Hall" family. George Washington Hall 1831-1897, b. Unadilla, Otsego, NY, died in Negaunee, MI., son of JAMES B HALL 1807 Mansfield, Tolland, CT., d. 25 Feb 1982, Utica NY.
    George W. Hall's son, THEODORE DWIGHT HALL 1869-1954, was born in Lockport, Niagra, NY. He was an avid photographer.

    The Negaunee Library has a photo of a family heirloom, one of George Washington's Epaulette's given to the family by George Washington.
    Many photos of this Negaunee area taken by THEODORE DWIGHT HALL.


    http://mmm.lib.msu.edu/results.php?subcollection=U.P.+Photos&page=5

    I've had little success in finding other JAMES B. HALL descendants/relations. JAMES HALL married ELIZABETH BROWN ROGERS Oct 1829.

    KEVIN HALL

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    1. Hi Kevin. Thanks for your comment. Are you a member of the Hall Families of New England, on Facebook? It's a very informative group and they also have an active presence on FtDNA with specific groups for various Hall lines. Perhaps they could assist you with your James B. Hall.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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I look forward to reading your comments. If you have any connection to the people mentioned in this blog, please let me know. I write about mine and my husband's ancestors and would welcome new information or meeting a new cousin or two. Thanks for visiting and come back soon.