Ancestry Sunday Week 7- Death in Childbirth

Sometimes in Ancestry research, you find unsavory details that remind you just what kind of mindset people had back in the day.  All we can do now is learn from this and improve our own worldview. Angie Ellen Horn was the wife of the brother-in-law of my great-great-aunt.  Basically, her husband’s brother was married to … More Ancestry Sunday Week 7- Death in Childbirth

Ancestry Sunday Week 6- Common vs. Uncommon Names

This week’s Ancestry Sunday post is about common vs. uncommon names.  Sometimes on Ancestry, the research is already done.  You can see other people’s family trees and save the information to your own tree.  I still try to verify anything that I have found with actual first-hand documents, though.  But sometimes, no one has done … More Ancestry Sunday Week 6- Common vs. Uncommon Names

Random Thursday Week 5- Roosevelt Island

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about Governor’s Island, a small island just south of Manhattan that Michael and I explored on our honeymoon.  This week’s post is about Roosevelt Island, a skinny strip of an island between Manhattan and Queens in the East River.  This was another off-the-beaten-path place that I discovered while … More Random Thursday Week 5- Roosevelt Island