One in ten Americans can claim membership in the Irish heritage demographic, and our immigrant ancestors all have amazing stories to tell. But certain ancestors sure do make it difficult to find those stories!
Four Mistakes and an Obituary
I finally found the correct record for my great-grandfather, but it wasn't a discovery to celebrate. My only thought was, "I hope this is all a mistake."
The Bachelor, The Caretaker, The Accidental Matchmaker
How did my Chicago-born great-great-grandmother meet my Virginia-born great-great-grandfather? I can thank my bachelor uncle for that!
Truth Be Told…
Cousin Cap didn't die in the San Francisco Earthquake, contrary to family legend. But was he hiding a few more secrets? He absolutely was.
John B. Williamson wasn't the type to wait around and hope. On a cold winter night in 1870, he took action, he helped, and he paid with his life. And had it not been for a single spelling alteration, I might never have found him at all.
Ten Days in April
Faced with tough choices as the Civil War raged just outside his front door, Everett Baugh persevered, and he stayed. But why? Why, indeed.