Find My Past is Free This Weekend

The genealogy website,, will be free to access the weekend of March 6-9.    I’ve never used this website before, so I’m looking forward to exploring it. The “about” information says that their databases contain over 1.7 billion records.  Those databases cover the US, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and “beyond”.  Just how far beyond, […]


52 Ancestors: Grandma Moved After Grandpa Died


The theme for this week’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge is “Close To Home”.  All of my great grandparents ended up in the San Francisco Bay Area, so they were all fairly close to the home I grew up in.  But, this is about my Grandma Lassalle, Anna (Mazeres) Lassalle, and how she moved […]


52 Ancestors: My Grandma Helped the Homeless

anna don on horse

The topic for the  52 Ancestors challenge this week is “Good Deeds”.  I was somewhat stymied.  I have not done much property research on my ancestors.  I’ve only found a couple of deeds and have written about those previously.  I decided to go with the second meaning of this prompt and focused on someone who […]