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!
This Grand Old Man
With some ancestors, it's easy to find just about anything you'd want to know. But sometimes, it's time to branch out to discover more.
Coming To America: John Reedy Edition
John Reedy paid a fortune to come to America on a ship that was eerily similar to the RMS Titanic. It was so similar, in fact, that I wondered if John Jacob Astor himself would make an appearance! So, funny story about that...
When Karen Became Carrie
So, let me get this straight: my step-third-great-grandmother was a Deadwood pioneer, a mystery, and a good old-fashioned genealogy logic problem...just waiting to be solved? Sign. Me. Up.
Portraits and Presumptions
Every brick wall has a name, and the most beautiful one in my family is named Anne Kennedy.