Relative Race Season 5 Premieres – Sunday March 10

One of my favorite TV shows is returning for season 5.  BYUTV’s Relative Race premieres on Sunday, March 10 on BYUTV.  I have been following Relative Race on all social media, and everything I’ve read so far says that this is expected to be the most exciting season yet.  So I’m really excited.  Don’t forget…

RootsTech 2019…Here I Come

It’s official I am going to RootsTech later this month.  RootsTech is the largest genealogy conference in the world.  I have read about RootsTech for the past few years with dreams of going one day, and this year I get to attend.  RootsTech is held the end of February in Salt Lake City, Utah. RootsTech…

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 4 – ‘I’d Like to Meet…’

I accepted the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge headed by fellow genealogy blogger Amy Johnson Crow earlier this month.  Amy sends out weekly genealogy words/prompts and then you are supposed to write about what that word/phrase means to you and your genealogy/research.  I wanted to get my creative juices flowing and thought this would…

30X30 Challenge – January 2019

At the beginning of every year I always set some personal goals as well as genealogy goals.  This year one of my goals is to complete three 30X30 research challenges. So I thought what better way to start the new year than with my first 30X30 challenge of the year.  30X30 challenge is the brain…

Finding Your Roots – Season 5 Premieres January, 8 2019

Finding Your Roots is one of my favorite genealogy TV shows.  I think this was the first TV show that I ever watched that was dedicated to genealogy.  The host, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr, uses a ‘book of life’ that contains photos and documents to help explain their family history. The guests of this…

Happy Holidays and Thank You

I never know where this genealogy journey is going to take me, and I never know who I will meet along the way. This genealogy journey has made me into a list person.  I write out lists of books I want to read, ancestors I want to research.  I make lists of libraries, research centers…

WIN an AncestryDNA® Test Kit

UPDATE: Congratulations to Chuck Knoll on winning the AncestryDNA kit. Your kit will be in the mail ASAP! Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. I will be spending the holidays with family so I hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I am excited to be launching my very first #LovetheJourney…

12 Days of My Family – Day 12

This is my foundation.  The people in this photo have been with me for all of my milestones including my own birth.  These are the people that root for me, pick me up, dust me off, and send me back out into the world stronger than I was before.  I didn’t pick them to be…

12 Days of My Family – Day 11

These are my two heartbeats, my son Wesley and my husband, Phillip.  The sound of most people’s heart goes lub-DUB.  Not mine, my heartbeat is a very strong, loud, and pronounced Phillip-Wesley. I started researching because my son asked me questions about some family photos that I didn’t have answers to.  My husband has encouraged me to not only continue…

12 Days of My Family – Day 10

This is a photo of my maternal grandfather, Gus Hatchett (standing on the right), along with his brothers and sisters.  These are the children of Evva and Mattie Heck Hatchett.