I was just going through some older posts here on lisa-and-mike, and I clicked on the link to the post about my Great Aunt Jean. I noticed at the bottom of the photo’s caption it mentions my cousins were busy at the Deliverance Center on Park Ave. Well, I decided to search that, I knew that my Great Uncle Jimmy… Read more →
So, I’ve finally moved over to a new webhost. I had been using WebIntellects for over a decade, but their infrastructure is outdated (read: slow), and their prices are a bit on the high side these days, even paying for the whole year in advance. I’m now using DigitalOcean. It’s all built on SSD (Solid State Drive) technology, and it’s… Read more →
Sometimes you have to actually leave a computer to find those long lost relatives. Today, Fred (from work) and I took a trip to Chester, Delaware County, PA and searched for some of my mom’s family. Fred’s keen eyes managed to find my great great grandparents for whom I’d been searching for quite some time.
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In the middle of August Ancestry was running a special of $79 for their DNA service. So I bit and bought one. I spit in a tube, and sent it in, and have finally gotten my results back. Read more →
For those of you who do family history research regularly, you know the name FamilySearch.org. For those who may not be as familiar, FamilySearch is owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons). The Church owns one of the largest collections of records in the world, and has been digitizing it and making it… Read more →
Here is another excellent example of how newspaper research can lead you to more members of your family tree. My dad always told me about his Uncle Gordon and Aunt Jean, and how he believed they had 14 or 15 kids. He recalled the last 2 or 3 they had at home and had a difficult time getting birth certificates… Read more →
I found an exciting new source for free family history information. It would appear that the Delaware County library system in Pennsylvania offers free subscriptions to NewspaperArchive.com for the Chester Times and Delaware County Times. This has made locating elusive family members and filling in historical details much easier. The most exciting discovery Read more →