Dealing with Genealogy Disappointments

I have had a lot of successes on this journey.  I have been able to find documents for my relatives that have helped me put together a story of my family.  I have been able to gather photos that have helped me put faces to the names I am researching.  Genealogy is like anything else in…

Microfilm or Internet Research…I Choose Both

When I started this journey over seven years ago, the first website I went to start was Ancestry.  I was able to start building my tree, search for records, and review other people’s trees to help connect some dots.  Back when I started Ancestry was $14.97 a month.  I started with the free trial.  I…

Making Time For My Research

When I talk to people about my genealogy journey, how long I’ve been researching, my research technique, where I research, and some of my findings, the next question is usually how do you find the time to do it?  I must admit that genealogy can take up a lot of your time spending time in…

Adding to My Family Story…I’m Always Looking for More Information

I know the most genealogical information on my mother’s paternal side.  That side of the family has been having family reunions since the 1970s.  Because of these reunions the family has been able to compile 10 generations of Hatchett descendants dating back to 1796.  This information includes the name of the family that owned our…