Ancestral Grandparents

Museum pieces

I was googling ancestors looking for more entries into the DAR. I know I have a fairly large group of military ancestors. It is my wish to compile them into a proper list for future descendants. While googling my ancestral grandfather, Capt. Richard Bracket regarding his military service,I eyed over some text written about him and…

John Alden’s Rifle

It’s exciting to discover the next generation of ancestors. It’s even more exciting to discover where they lived and find that their home still stands. Also fun is discovering that something that they owned still exists today. I found out that John Alden’s rifle exists.  It is the only know firearm to have crossed the…

Moms in Statues

I find family history more embracable when there are physical connections that we can see and touch. It shows us in our present time that these ancestors really did live and walk these places. With Mother’s Day creeping up on us, I thought I would share what Statues I have found online of our maternal…

The Royals

Researching can take painstakingly tiny steps. Every link can take hour to years to document or prove. it can feel like you crawl inch by inch. Then once in awhile you encounter a published family account and this can speed you up incredibly. This is what happens when you hit Royalty. Royalty has always documented…

Zaccheus Gould and Me

It can be hard to feel a connection to your Ancestral grandparents. That is why I adore finding physical connections to their lives. When I find a home that they lived in, I can point it out and say, “That’s where they lived. They were really here. It’s more than a name and date on…

Women

Surprisingly, I find people that do not research their maternal ancestors. I don’t know how you leave those stones unturned, And it’s not necessarily true that you wont find history written on them. Massachusetts Quilting.. I was browsing only as I love quilting and like a gift from the heavens, I saw a quilt by…

Mount Vernon Cemetery

I was able to visit Massachusetts this weekend and if any of you are family history buffs, you will know that rarely does a trip not include a stroll through a cemetery. New England Cemeteries are gorgeous in the fall. Leaves cover the ground, trees light with color and old trees stand as they have for…