RootsTech 2017

RootsTech 2017

My first experience at RootsTech, the biggest genealogy event in the world! 

Genetic Genealogy

Genetic Genealogy

Genetic Genealogy is an extraordinarily exciting young field with all sorts of possibilities for solving genealogical mysteries! 

Learning About Genealogy

Learning About Genealogy

After two years, I've discovered I'm still a genealogy novice! Tips from SLIG about the best ways to learn genealogy. 

Joining the Mayflower Society

Joining the Mayflower Society

My experience applying to join the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, and its consequences for my interest in genealogy. 

A visit to Old Town, San Diego

A visit to Old Town, San Diego

On a short trip to San Diego I had the opportunity to visit Old Town, a State Park which represents the early history of California. 

The Origins of Christmas

The Origins of Christmas

Curious about the differences between modern American Christmas celebrations and those in earlier eras, I explore how the tradition of Christmas has changed over time 

NaNoWriMo 2016

NaNoWriMo 2016

NaNoWriMo is a challenging exercise in discipline, encouraging writers to show them how much can be accomplished if you write just a little bit every day. 

I didn't approach it like that. 

Thanksgiving myths dispelled

Thanksgiving myths dispelled

I respond to some common Thanksgiving stereotypes based on research on the origins of the holiday