My 3rd great grandmother, Zarilda Ray, was born September 4, 1852. She was the 10th of 11 children born to Wade H. and Margaret Barton Ray. In 1850, they lived in Heard County, on Stateline Road, near – you guessed it – the Alabama state line. Much like others in the rural community, theirs was … Continue reading 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Unusual Name
But I've been busy. I haven't forgotten this blog, though. In fact, I've made a point to keep it and frequently jot down ideas for what I could post here that doesn't really fit the new genealogy website. It's just that I never seem to get around to it. In the past few months, I've … Continue reading It’s been a while….
One small bead of sweat worked its way down from my temple as I wheeled my lime green suitcase through the parking garage, the insulated cooler bag carefully balanced on top and my blue beaded work bag/purse digging into my shoulder under the weight of the laptop and my shiny new copy of Professional Genealogy. … Continue reading July on Fire
Over the past few years I've used Fort Wayne as a place to hibernate for a few weeks in the deep dark days of winter. This year was no exception - except it was. While I was there, the temps were in the 60s and it only snowed one day. If of course, it was … Continue reading The Genealogy Center – Fort Wayne, IN