Welcome to Family Finds
An Adventure in Genealogy
In addition to stories about my ancestors, I share tips for conducting online family history research. Genealogy is a great past time, join me on my journey to uncover and document my ancestors lives.
My favorite discovery is finding the common ancestors shared by my parents. Don’t be alarmed, the common ancestors are 10 generations removed.
I get excited when I discover an ancestor with the same name as a friend, or co-worker, or neighbor. Maybe we are related!
My great-uncle Frank immigrated to the United States from Japan in 1905 to further his education, so far away
My grandparents. Earl and Pearl, met at church, close to home, in 1914,
It occurs to me that genealogy could be analogous to the mathematical theory of long line topology.
I have many favorite photos among my collection of family artifacts. Currently, my favorite photo is of two little children from 1916 who were a complete mystery to me until last spring.
52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week1: Fresh Start.
The varied reasons my European ancestors immigrated to North America for a fresh start.
52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 17: At Worship
John Baldwin Osborn was regularly referred to as Deacon. He was a man not only at worship but a man of character who served his church for nearly 50 years.
52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 16: Out of Place
I realized I did not have a date of death for my great, great grandmother, Catherine Landon Lafary. A fresh search uncovered the date and much more. Out of place, but once discovered, everything fell into place.
52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 15: DNA
I tested my DNA back in 2013, expectations were high. But, for me, the DNA test results have been interesting, but not particularly useful.