About My Ancestors · Historic Events · Military Research

The Historical Significance of My Dad’s Army Photos,1951-1952: Desegregation of the US Military

My dad served in the Korean Conflict in 1951-1952.  He was stationed in Hokkaido, Japan for most of that time.  As I was sifting through his photo album, I was hit with the historical significance of his photographs.  They show the beginnings of the integration of the United States military–the end of segregated service. On… Continue reading The Historical Significance of My Dad’s Army Photos,1951-1952: Desegregation of the US Military

About My Ancestors · California Genealogy

Mary (Riley) Jackson’s Genealogy Journey is Complete: The End of the Jackson Line

Mary L. (Riley) Jackson means very little to my family tree.  She isn’t one of my ancestors. She is my great aunt.  She married my great uncle, John Jackson, ca 1925. They divorced about 10 years later. I can go beyond her to the next generation easily. Yet, I feel compelled to research her. John’s… Continue reading Mary (Riley) Jackson’s Genealogy Journey is Complete: The End of the Jackson Line

General Genealogy

Gifts For Genealogists: Family Tree Picture Frames Display Your Family Photos Beautifully

A few years back, I was given a family tree photo frame. It’s one of my prized possessions. I have it filled with three generations of ancestors from my parents to my great grandparents. It sits proudly on my dresser so that I can see it every day. Family tree frames are perfect gifts for… Continue reading Gifts For Genealogists: Family Tree Picture Frames Display Your Family Photos Beautifully

General Genealogy

Five Reasons You Should Collaborate with Other Genealogists

Genealogy is a lonely sport.  You spent hours at a computer searching a database for a single relative who lived a hundred years ago.  You sit in some musty, dusty room in the back of a library going through roll after roll of microfilm hoping to find at least one obituary.  And, then when you… Continue reading Five Reasons You Should Collaborate with Other Genealogists

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks · Azorean Roots · California Genealogy · General Genealogy

52 Ancestors Week 40: My Grandfather was Married on the Same Day as His Great Grandfather

In the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Series, Week 40’s theme is birthdays and anniversaries in October.   I’ve already written about my Grandma Lassalle and about my maternal grandparent’s marriage.  Who else could I write about? In going through my database, I found something of interest.  My maternal grandfather and my maternal great grandfather chose… Continue reading 52 Ancestors Week 40: My Grandfather was Married on the Same Day as His Great Grandfather