Taking The Past Exit

My husband and I were returning from vacation, northbound on Interstate 81.  The highway made a backwards question mark, cutting into the southern anthracite fields of Pennsylvania.  Signs indicated distances to old patch towns--Tremont, Minersville, Donaldson, Port Carbon. As we passed the Tower City exit our conversation took a genealogical turn. T: "My mother's mother's people came from Tower … Continue reading Taking The Past Exit

St. Patrick’s Day : Just An Excuse To Work On My Irish Family (in-law) Tree

I don't live anywhere close to where my ancestors grew up. I don't even live close to where I grew up! When my kids started leaving home, and my parents started leaving this earth, my sense of place and time, home and identity got launched airmail to the moon. Thus was started a genealogical hobby that … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day : Just An Excuse To Work On My Irish Family (in-law) Tree