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Loving My English Heritage

Loving My English Heritage

Donna Wakenight April 18, 2018 0

I have probably said this before, and it’s true. Every time I start a search on my mother’s side of the family tree, I find something of interest! As I sit at my computer,

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Brick Walls in Your Ancestry Search

Brick Walls in Your Ancestry Search

Donna Wakenight April 18, 2018 0

I have been building my Wakenight family tree on Ancestry.com, for years now. It is my father’s side of the family, and I have gotten as far back as my great-great-great-great-grandfather, Daniel Wakenight. Then

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Get Children Interested in Your Family History

Get Children Interested in Your Family History

Donna Wakenight April 11, 2018 0

I have always had an interest in family history and have often wondered how I could get other’s to enjoy it, too. Do your children get bored during summer vacation? Do you need to

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Facebook and Your Family Tree

Facebook and Your Family Tree

Donna Wakenight April 10, 2018 0

The other day, I was on Facebook.com chatting with my cousin about our family tree. We were discussing a distant relative whom we hadn’t seen in years. Where did she go, what was she

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Ancestry Family Tree Builder

Ancestry Family Tree Builder

Donna Wakenight April 10, 2018 0

Have you started a family tree online? I became an avid genealogist back in 2008. On searching the web, I came across Ancestry.com. I found that they had the best family tree builder of

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Writing Your Family History

Writing Your Family History

Donna Wakenight April 4, 2018 0

I found a fascinating biography online entitled Windows In Time by Roxanne Anton. The book is about her family and growing up in the years of the Great Depression and World War II. It

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Celebrating Mother’s Day In Your Family Tree

Celebrating Mother’s Day In Your Family Tree

Donna Wakenight April 3, 2018 0

Most countries observe Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May. It is a day to celebrate mothers and motherhood. Called Mother’s Day in the United States, Mothering Day in England, Virgin Mary Day

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What Does Your Surname Mean?

What Does Your Surname Mean?

Donna Wakenight April 3, 2018 0

Have you ever wondered what your surname means? I found a website entitled Surname Database which listed thousands of names. When you type in your last name, the database will give you the historical

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Finding O’Reilly, My Mother’s Childhood Friend

Finding O’Reilly, My Mother’s Childhood Friend

Donna Wakenight March 6, 2018 0

One day, as I was on my computer, my mother asked me to look up a friend that she had known in school. She said his name was Francis O’Reilly and she wondered what

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Genealogy Day, Celebrating Family History

Genealogy Day, Celebrating Family History

Donna Wakenight March 3, 2018 0

Have you heard about Genealogy Day? This year it will be on Saturday, March 10, 2018. It was initially created in 2013 by Christ Church United Presbyterian and Methodist Church, in Limerick, Ireland, to

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