Familiar Last Names

My poor neglected blog has resurfaced as I sit home immobilized by the flu. So, sometimes in doing Ancestry research, I come across a last name that I know I’ve seen before. Now generally, that’s not something you want to happen. Not enough branches in the family tree, and whatnot. I’ve attached a picture of … More Familiar Last Names

Mildred Hilliard

Hello, readers! I have returned. I know you were all just waiting on the edges of your seats to read some more death records. The sweet little baby in the above picture is Mildred Elizabeth (or Elizabeth Mildred; I’ve read and heard conflicting things) Hilliard, the older sister of my maternal grandmother (henceforth known as “Grandmama”). … More Mildred Hilliard

Ancestry Sunday Week 8- Multigenerational Families

  This week’s Ancestry Sunday post is about multigenerational families. Multigenerational families include grandparents living with grown children, grown children returning home, and children living with grandparents.  Each of these has waxed and waned in popularity.  A century ago, grandparents living with grown children and their families was the most common type.  Families tended to … More Ancestry Sunday Week 8- Multigenerational Families