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Ancestral Discoveries · 3d ago

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Where Were My Ancestors 100 Years Ago?

For this week's edition of Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, Randy Seaver is doing a variation on a theme he used a couple of years ago.  Whereas that time he asked us where our ancestors were 1...
Ancestral Discoveries · 1w ago

Wordless Wednesday

Ancestral Discoveries · 1W ago

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Research Grief

I missed last week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun because I moved from Oakland, California to Portland, Oregon the day before, and I didn't get Internet until the Monday after.  Since this w...
Ancestral Discoveries · 2W ago

Wordless Wednesday

Ancestral Discoveries · 3W ago

Wordless Wednesday

Ancestral Discoveries · 3W ago

Brother, Can You Spare an Hour (or Two)?

It's time for another round-up of projects that are looking for volunteer help, whether in the form of transcriptions, information, or time.  If you have an hour or two a week to spare or so...
Ancestral Discoveries · 3W ago

Treasure Chest Thursday: John Schafer Buys Property of the Late John Smith

This sheet, and each of the three that follows, measures 8 1/2" x 14", the standard for legal size.  This first sheet is slightly yellowed but appears to have originally been a creamy off-wh...
Ancestral Discoveries · 4W ago

Wordless Wednesday

Ancestral Discoveries · 4W ago

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: A Family Heirloom

This week for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, Randy Seaver is following up on another question on the Family History Hound's list. Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is: ...
Ancestral Discoveries · 1M ago

Treasure Chest Thursday: The Chain of Deeds for the Schafer Property

This sheet of paper is 8 1/2" x 14" and is dark orange.  It is the last page of a packet of documents held together with two large brads and appears to be the "cover" page.  At some point in...