Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
One of my favorite family history cases was also one of the first large research projects I took on, so it makes it that much more special. The joy the research and discovery brought me from being able to shed light on a 100 year old family mystery was indescribable. My only regret was that my husband's grandmother could not hear the story as well. She died 15 years ago this month, and at times I swore I felt her guiding me. Meme was a firecracker and I just know she would have been fascinated by her ancestor too.
I am giving two lectures this fall about solving this family mystery. If you have read this blog, and the FTU Family Tree Firsts blog, you know a little bit about my husband's ancestor Harry Coad. His story was amazing and unbelievable on so many levels that I felt his story needed to be told.
Lies of a Soldier: The True Identity of Harry Coad will be presented twice this fall. I hope that you will be able to come listen and learn about Harry's life, love, heartbreak, and mystery.
Second Life APG Chapter
8:30pm Thursday 14 August 2014
Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society
7:30pm Wednesday 12 November 2014
Salem Church Library
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
|Me in front of the Founders Memorial|
DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
|Family Tree by Norman Rockwell|
At the Norman Rockwell Museum
My oldest child, and self proclaimed military history nut, was thrilled we made time to visit Saratoga Battlefield. I and my husband were giddy when I found one of his ancestors (Philip Greeley, New Hampshire) listed on the rolls of fighting men who were at that battle. Yes, there was a happy dance done, pictures taken, and books bought.