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.
52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 12: Twelve
John Rogers is one of my 12th great grandparents, of which we all have 16,384.
What made him remarkable enough to leave a record 450 years after his death?
I admit my shock to discover an ancestor with the moniker “The Martyr”
52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 11: Large Family
My great-great grandparents, George Lafary and Catherine Landon, had a relatively small family,
three of their six children survived to adulthood. However, they both came from large families
of nine siblings and nearly all survived to marry and have children.
52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 10: Bachelor Uncle
My uncles are the marrying kind, sometimes more than once!
I had to go back four generations for a bachelor uncle, my great-great-great uncle Conrad Rumple, 1833-1911.
Conrad was an older brother to my great-great grandfather on my matrilineal line, William Rumple, 1839-1912.
52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 8: Family Photo
For all of us who are procrastinating about labeling photos I have one thing to say,
“Be considerate of the genealogist of the future!” My maternal grandmother was very
good about labeling old family photos, and there is one in particular I found very informative.
52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 6: Surprise!
Just when you think you know everything about an ancestor, surprise!
I thought I knew most everything about my paternal great grandfather
David L. Osborne, 1848-1942.
52 Ancestors, in 52 Weeks – Week 5: At the Library
I rarely go to “brick and mortar” libraries, I prefer to do most my research using online resources.
I have built a fairly large virtual bookshelf of digitized books for use in my genealogy research.