Happy Easter!

As the first grandchild, I was the lucky recipient of Harvey, the bunny that my grandfather won at Wolfe’s Bakery, one of the yummiest places of my childhood. In this picture, it seems as though I was more interested in the candy or whatever else was going on in...

At-A-Glance Excel Pedigree Chart

A while back there was a discussion about building compact pedigree charts in Microsoft Excel. These allow us to quickly have an overview for comparison, especially with DNA matches. I took mine a step further and added locations, as well as the statistically expected...

Where were my ancestors born?

Back in 2013 the genealogical community celebrated Halloween with pedigree death charts. This is the kind of thing we do for fun. I played along here. This week our friend J. Paul Hawthorne sparked a renewed interest in sharing of genealogical pedigrees, this time...

Collecting Cousins

My name is Jennifer and I am a cousin collector. My research plan this morning was to find a living descendant of my maternal grandmother’s brother, Tom. Tom had two sons, who my grandmother referred to as “Timmy and Tommy.” Within 30 minutes, I had...