Thoughts and Prayers to Those with Madeiran Cousins

Huffington Post has a story that the island of Madeira is flooding and there were major mudslides.  The storm has claimed 32 lives as well as causing destruction. I know that some of the readers of this blog have Madeiran roots and may even have cousins on the island.  My thoughts and prayers go out […]

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Redoing My Genealogy Computer Folders

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I started collecting genealogy documents on my computer.  I put things in folders labeled Census, Ellis Island, Passports, etc.  It made sense…at the time. Now it’s a decade later.  I’ve got thousands of people who I’ve collected documents for and I can’t see to find […]

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How Do You Research Someone Who Left No Trail?

I am working on a research project for a friend because I can’t seem to get my genealogy fix with my own lines   I like working on other people’s trees since it gives me experience in a research area that I wouldn’t otherwise come into contact with. This line has me a bit confounded.  […]

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