Posts Tagged With: Branching Out

Breaking It Down – Put It In Date Order

I have been working on a friend’s genealogy off and on when I have time for the last three years. Found out he has two Civil War soldiers on his dad’s side. We have not done his mom’s side yet. My friend ordered the pension files for these two soldiers and had them shipped to […]

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Friday at the IL Family History Expo

Yesterday Terri O’Connell and I drove to Springfield, IL, for the IL Family History Expo. Our first stop, of course, was Starbucks for coffee and a snack before we hit the Illinois State Archives for research. Then we were off to lunch and a little shopping before checking in at the hotel. Apparently we missed […]

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Motivation Monday – Improve Your Skills at the Family History Expo IL

Yes, Family History Expos is coming to Springfield, Illinois August 3-4, 2012 (Crowne Plaza – Springfield). With bloggers, presenters, and exhibits you are invited to come on over and spend some time with us at the Expo. We really look forward to speaking with you! It’s not too late to take advantage of early online […]

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What’s Going on at Generations?

Happy Summer! Things have certainly been busy at Generations. All of my books were launched and got great feedback at the National Genealogical Society conference in May. You can see the books and find table of contents for two books and a sample lesson on my products page. I have been involved in a lot […]

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Military Monday – World War I Soldier Michael Kokoska

Michael Kokoska was born September 28, 1891 in Chicago, the seventh child of Bohemian immigrants Joseph and Majdalena, nee Priban, Kokoska.  Joseph and Majdalena immigrated from the Pilsen area of Bohemia in 1881 on the Fresia. Their ship left the port of Hamburg, Germany on August 31, 1881 en route to Le Havre, France, and […]

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Summer Family History Fun with Kids

Summer is upon us so what will you do in your free time to learn more about your family history? Here are 5 Tips for Summer Family History Fun Create a list of family members to search for in a cemetery. Make a scavenger hunt sheet or BINGO card for all of the family members. […]

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