Monday, July 15, 2013

Getting ready for FGFs in August with friends. looking at lectures, too many to choose. Been on Fox news Thursday. That was a blast. Talking about the City Cemetery with Oliver Davis. County/City Bldg on Wednesday the 17th @5pm.I will be taking about cemeteries on Tuesday July 23 @ CTK in South Bend.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Shirley Hodges- May 18- speaking in Coldwater Michigan

Friends, let it be known that Shirley Hodges from Michigan is speaking in our back door. May 18th, Branch County Historical Society, 27 S. Jefferson, Coldwater, MI. The topic is Whither Thou Goest: Tracing Your Female Ancestors. cost is $7. doors open at noon. Come join the fun!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Thomas MacEntee

May 18, 2013
They’re Alive: Searching for Living Persons

Webinar (online)
Wabash Valley Genealogical Society, Terre Haute, Indiana

June 14, 2013 – 1:00 pm CDT / 7:00 pm GDTNext Exit: Your New Jersey AncestorsWebinar (online)
Legacy Family Tree Webinars - FREE –

June 22, 2013 – 10:30 am PDT / 12:30 pm CDT
Backing Up Your Genealogy Data

Webinar (online)
Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego, San Diego, California

September 11, 2013 – 1:00 pm CST / 7:00 pm GSTYou Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual ToolsWebinar (online)
Legacy Family Tree Webinars - FREE –

Friday, April 26, 2013

Here in Bloomington Indiana with Lisa, we are so excited to be here for the IGS conference. Lisa didn't get much sleep last night. But the girl couldn't keep her eyes open any longer. She is totally asleep. Good night Gracie.

Monday, November 26, 2012

This is a story of how all this began......

My Mother, Evelyn Haines-Phillips started investigating our ancestors; Haines, Phillips, Planks, Becks, Arnolds, Leaks, and Prisers. We visited libraries, county clerks offices, vital records and city clerks offices.

Oh, the stories we found in the file cards (no computer wi-fi), just digging in the dust to find our treasure. We went to Elkhart library, Goshen library, Allen county library, Bristol Rush Museum, and Warsaw. Don't forget the Cemeteries that we walked, looking for family.

We would write everything down, anything that we might think be a relative. Never had a plan. Sitting there for hours sifting through the books and papers. Looking for a gem.

Finally two years ago, Mom and I compiled them into notebooks per family surname.\  Then I decided to enter all the information into Family Tree and Ancestery. With the help of Cousin June Beck we got the Beck Family. I have started the Haines and now applying for DAR, Next is to finish Phillips, Becks, Arnolds, Leaks and Prisers. Then there is the brick wall my grandmother's father....