Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Uncovering a Blindspot

The 38th in a series about my family tree Prompt: New to You ~*~ Time to admit to my ignorance. In recent posts I have written some about my United Empire Loyalist (UEL) ancestors, feeling proud at being a descendent of these resilient defenders of the Crown who gave everything, if not their lives, for … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Uncovering a Blindspot

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Searching for Stuff

The 36th in a series about my family tree Prompt: Exploration ~*~ The beauty of exploring is finding all kinds of stuff. Stuff that’s fun to know; stuff that’s mildly (or insanely) interesting; and, stuff that’s simply eye rolling. Climbing the family tree is its own form of exploration and yields all kinds stuff. Exploration … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Searching for Stuff

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Who’s son is he anyway?

The 34th in a series on my family tree Prompt: Timeline ~*~ “There are more questions than answersAnd the more I find out the less I know.”Johnny Nash ~*~ What a fun idea, I thought, to explore an ancestor’s life through their timeline. And so I went for a look-see up through the family tree … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Who’s son is he anyway?

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: The Library in a Railroad Bag

The 32nd in a series on my family tree Prompt: At the Library In my family the books we love have a permanent home with us, so you might say we are not the best candidates for a library card. We keep meaningful books and documents for decades because you never know when you might … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: The Library in a Railroad Bag

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: We’ll Never Know

The 31st in a series on my family tree Prompt: Help ~*~ There was no official cry for help that day. A dark, smokey plume on the horizon was the only evidence to local farmers that something was terribly amiss. “Drop tools!” This instinctive rallying cry rippled in a seeming psychic wave through farmyards across … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: We’ll Never Know

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: A Common Thread

The 28th in a series on my family tree Prompt: Character “When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious.” ― Edna O’Brien, 20th Century Irish novelist ~*~ While scaling the branches of our family tree I’ve met a host of interesting characters. … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: A Common Thread