Memories of Tanta

Tanta, 3rd from left. Click for larger.

The first funeral I remember attending was 25 years ago when I was 7 years old on December 7th, 1987. My real great-grandmother passed away in May 1941 when my grandfather was only 20. My great-grandfather remarried a few years later to Agnes Pulshinski. I'm told she wasn't much of a fan of the … [Read more...]

New York City

30 Rock

It seems I took one of my unplanned breaks again. Sometimes the perfect storm of not having much time and my interest in other things comes together and I don't get any genealogy time. It's been a busy few months, especially the last few weeks. Last week I was finally able to visit New York City, … [Read more...]

The Family Grows

Baby #2

Now that close friends and family have been notified, it's time to let the rest of the world know. My wife, Darcy, and I are now expecting our second child in December of this year. I think Aerissa will really enjoy having a younger sibling to play with. She's keeps us pretty busy. I'm happy with … [Read more...]

Everything I Know!

Everything Header

 You wish I would just make a post with everything I know in it, but that's not really the case here. This is related to listing everything I know about a specific subject, though. The last week or so I spent some time overhauling my Everything I Know collection of genealogy sites. A basic … [Read more...]

Why Does Genealogy Interest Me?

Me, preparing for future genealogy.

I have sometimes thought about this question. Why does genealogy interest me so much? I was never really much into history classes. I usually did enough in them just to get by, even in college when I was already doing some genealogy research. I remember being bored out of my skull in my US History … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays!

Brian Christmas 1982

I haven't been posting much lately since I haven't had a lot of time for research. The holidays are busy with work stuff. There are a few other things going on that are making it hard to find the time. I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and a wonderful start to 2012. … [Read more...]

The Tech-Savvy Genealogist

Geniaus created The Tech-Savvy Genealogist Meme, I borrowed it from Genea-Musings. This one is more up my alley since I've been involved in technology since I was a little boy. The list should be annotated in the following manner: Things you have already done or found: bold face type Things you … [Read more...]

99+ Genealogy Things

I'm going to copy Destination: Austin Family and update my 99 (really 104) Genealogy Things list. I last posted the list in January 2009. The list below is annotated in the following manner: Things you have already done or found: bold face type Things you would like to do or find: italicize … [Read more...]