Shedding Light on the Family Tree: 200 Years … and counting

The 41st in a series on my family tree Prompt: Passed Down ~*~ Things. We accumulate them, and then what? Speaking as one with no children it’s a question I ponder frequently. And as I get older the need to acquire anything for the sake of it becomes less important. I wonder about my ancestors … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: 200 Years … and counting

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Saving it for Later

The 40th in a series on my family tree Prompt: Preservation ~*~ Somehow over 35 years of holding the family archive and several moves I haven’t managed to lose anything. Then when a cousin on my maternal grandfather’s side started taking an interest in researching our shared ancestral roots I gave her some relevant records … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Saving it for Later

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: Creativity Runs Rampant

The 29th in a Series Prompt: Fun Facts Creativity runs rampant in my family. It’s just the way we are. Musicians, writers, artists, and craftsmen line the branches of our tree to one degree or another. My fun factoids are focused on a few examples of this. Music is central. Whether playing in brass and … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Creativity Runs Rampant

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Not to Be … There is no Question

The 22nd in a series of posts about my family treeInspired by Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Prompt: Mistake Shedding light on the family tree can be a bit of a vanity project. Who among us has not thrilled at the discovery of famous (or infamous, as the case may be) ancestors … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Not to Be … There is no Question