Monthly Archives: January 2011
Last week I received a letter and package from the widow of Robert Brouk, who is the focus of my book, To Soar with the Tigers. She sent me a few of Robert’s belongings that he got in Rangoon 1941-1942. I needed to make space in my curio cabinet for these items so I decided [...]
I was reading Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings blog this week and came across his Book Review: Life in Civil War America. I do not have any Civil War folks in my family tree but started a little research for someone who does. I think I will check this book out so I learn a few things [...]
I have heard a lot about Second Life, a virtual world online. Read a little about it in the APG (Association of Professional Genealogists) magazine too. Then I read an interview of Dear Myrtle and Second Life. The APG has a group in Second Life that I would like to become part of since my [...]
My friend Thomas MacEntee over at Geneabloggers suggested a couple of weeks ago that I join Ancestry.com’s Expert Connect. Well I waited because I had so many other things on my to-do list and now Ancestry has shut their Expert Connect down. If you are looking for a Chicago area, which also includes Indiana, Wisconsin, [...]
My follow Friday this week is a self-plug. I started another site to help people begin their genealogical research and most importantly, write their family stories. The site is Generations of Stories.
Sheri Fenley of The Educated Genealogist is one of my favorite bloggers. Her posts are honest. Sometimes they are absolutely hilarious because she writes about her life and wishes and things that most of us probably do or feel but don’t express. The first post reflects the do not express part. I did laugh when [...]