Family History

Eureka! I found it!

I've been studying a lot of books on process and methodologies for research lately (namely Professional Genealogy1 by Elizabeth Shown Mills and Mastering Genealogical Proof2 by Thomas Jones). Both books have made me take a critical look at my methods and slow down. I have several "brick wall" ancestors that have bugged me for years.… Continue reading Eureka! I found it!

Family History

Quick and Easy “Canned” Chili

This is one of my go-to recipes after a long day at work. It pairs will with Fritos and cheese for a chili pie or with a side of corn cakes (recipe for those is here). Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef or turkey, browned and fat drained off 2 pkgs chili seasoning 1 can chili… Continue reading Quick and Easy “Canned” Chili

Family History

Monday Musings: Using RootsMagic's To-Do list to generate future research

For years my research methods were a mess. In most things, I tend to jump first, ask questions later, and research was no different. I would go into the process with a very broad idea of a question and just start looking at records; on a website, I'd just follow all the hints, in the… Continue reading Monday Musings: Using RootsMagic's To-Do list to generate future research