The other blog


Don’t know how it happened but I have two blogs and can only get into one of them to write, so the one you are reading now, is the one too look for.



For past

blogs and genealogy info:look at this site-





So apparently I have a blog, separate from this one. Don’t know how it happened or how to correct it – at this time, at least.

so here are a very few more:

Aha!, I just figured it out.

humblegenealogy vs humblegenealogist.

continuing 52 weeks of Genealogy


I had shared with you a few blogs ago, a website that was titled 52 Weeks of Genealogy, which for a reason unknown to many stopped at 22 weeks. I put mine in a binder and printed out pages for each of our grandchildren for each week. I also put a copy of the weeks intro page in the back, after I sent out the copies via ‘snailmail’ to our grandchildren. They love to get things in the mail too.

This is what I came up with to continue on and you can add or change as best suites your thoughts:

 52 weeks of Genealogy
week 1 Your first or middle name, where did they come from?
week 2 What toys did you play with?
week 3 Who are your parents?
week 4 Did you grow up in one home or many homes?
week 5 Do you have brothers or sisters or both or none?
week 6 Did you have any pets or a favorite pet?
week 7 Death is a part of life, what is death to you?
week 8 What religious beliefs do you have?
week 9 4 generation Pedigree Chart
week 10 Do you play a musical instrument?
week 11 Are you Irish? Do you know your DNA profile?
week 12 All about dating OR Courtship, What was it like?
week 13 The first car you drove or owned
week 14 Your first job
week 15 What do you celebrate?
week 16 What is a Relationship chart?
week 17 All about your father
week 18 All about your mother
week 19 Hardships you faced
week 20 What ancestor do you share similarities with?
week 21 Who were your Aunts and Uncles?
week 22 Your favorite family vacation?
week 23 Favorite author, artist, muscian, person
week 24 Record your childrens/grandchildrens voices-ask them questions
week 25 Which relatives do you see the most and why
week 26 What clubs or organizations do you participate in
week 27 Do you volunteer?
week 28 What is a Patriot and do you have any?
week 29 What are the changes in medicine you have seen happen?
week 30 Cartography, maps of places you have lived, your ancestors have lived
week 31 Who were your grandparents or greatgrandparents?
week 32 Stories: what stories do you remember hearing about your family?
week 33 Mysteries and secrets: are there any in your family?
week 34 Were books a part of yours or your parents lives?
week 35 What is one of your most happiest childhood memories?
week 36 What is one of your most happiest adulthood memories?
week 37 What is Christmas to you? Do you celebrate it?
week 38 What is a Census record and how can it benefit you?
week 39 Do you or your family have any hand me downs from ancestors?
week 40 What do you want to pass on to your family?
week 41 What is winter like where you live?
week 42 What is summer like where you live?
week 43 What was school like for you? For your parents? For your grandparents?
week 44 Questions you wish you would have asked your parents?
week 45 What are some of your favorite foods? Drinks?
week 46 What were your dreams in life as a child? As an adult?
week 47 Did any give you advice? What advice would you give?
week 48 Who were some of your neighbors growing up?
week 49 What did you and your friends do growing up?
week 50 Do you have any hobbies and why did you choose it/them?
week 51 What changes have you seen in the world since you were a child?
week 52 What did your past provide for you, where are you right now, what does your future hold for you?

Quick Tips


Summer is almost here, School is almost out, and life gets busy~

But don’t forget to document little times,as well as the big times:

Here is my Family Genealogy page on Pinterest:


Great ideas by many people!

Using Google Earth, old photographs and old maps


What an exciting find today!

(tell me, how are your 52 weeks of genealogy going? If you are on schedule with me, you are on week 4)

Google maps and your genealogy.

A great podcast slash video using Google Earth  and your old photographs and old maps and a bit of thinking to find your ancestors with Google Earth.


I really was intrigued by the name changes of roads and how to use old maps to find new street names and so on.

Have fun and take a couple hours to work along with the podcast slash video

Exciting news on writing your family story!


My cousin just discovered a website that actually incorporates history of the world with your family members time line.
History Lines

and this week they are offering a discount SHARE40 Promo Code. Great savings!
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So what did I find out when I clicked on the story line for one of my ancestors? Good news! I didn’t have something correct- so now I get to find the error and correct it.

That is good news, it helps to keep information accurate.

I also found out what was going on in their little corner of the world during the time they lived, hygeine, wars, work, living conditions.

Check it out and see what you think.

No April Fool’s Joke


Blog 1 April, 2015

No April Fool’s Joke

I saw a great idea to pass on to my grandchildren and keep our family history easy and fun:

What I am going to do is copy and paste each week into MSWord and substitute Sarah’s name and info with my name and info. I will do this same concept for each consecutive week. Then each week I can mail a page to my grandchildren and at the end of 1 year they will have a history of their grandmother and have their current information in it too!.

52 Weeks of Genealogy – Week 1 – How Did You Get Your Name?

52 weeks of Genealogy. Join the fun!! 

Week 1:  How did you get your name? What does your name mean?
I was named after my beautiful great grandmother, Thelma Sarah Lewis. Here’s a family photo of her parents and 12 siblings; she was the 5th of 15 children. She’s on the bottom right in the photograph.

Sarah means Princess.

Now it’s your turn. How did you get your name? What does your name mean?

Keep it short and simple and it becomes easy.