There are many reasons why an ancestor doesn’t have a headstone, and that can be disappointing. But even when we find that elusive marker, they don’t always provide the information we’re looking for. Below is a photo of my 2x great grandmother who is buried in Perry-McFarlen Cemetery in Grand Blanc, Michigan. It is completely … Read More about Photographing Gravestones
I spent New Years Day 2016 reading 150 year old newspaper articles. I was shopping in a local antique store recently when I came across a real treasure. The shop owner found a scrapbook in the Detroit area which was compiled by M.S. Goodrich beginning December 25, 1851 and the most recent articles are from … Read More about Happy New Year!
When I was a little girl, I heard stories about an ancestor named Norman Davison. He was a traveling judge who built and operated the grist mill in town, was the postmaster, etc, etc. I felt a little like royalty. I was not interested in doing the research on my family tree as a child when … Read More about Brickwall: One Mystery Solved
Genealogy is about more than names on a chart. It is also the customs, traditions and everything else that makes up a family. A major part of my husband’s family is Briny Breezes, Florida. My husband and I are visiting his mother in Florida this week. She lives in a community in southern Florida that … Read More about Join the Club! The Genealogy Club!
This article may be reproduced as long as it is not changed in any way, all identifying URLs and copyright information remain intact (including this permission), and a link is provided back to Olive Tree Genealogy http://olivetreegenealogy.com/ PALATINE HISTORY by Lorine McGinnis Schulze Olive Tree Genealogy http://olivetreegenealogy.com/ Copyright © 1996 [This article has been published, … Read More about History of the Palatine Germans