The History Behind the Plants

Plants on table in front of Living Room window at my grandfather’s house These are the plants that sit in front of my grandfather’s living room window. They have been a staple in the landscape of the entryway to his house. When you walk in the door it’s...

Learning Secretary Hand

Secretary Hand was used in British documents from around 1500-1700. It is a flowing handwriting that allowed scribes to quickly copy documents and it was used mainly for this purpose. You’ll need Secretary...

My Name and me

Whether you love or loathe it, there’s a lot in a name. Centuries of trials and tribulations cumulate in a set of circumstances that gives you YOUR name. It is your name and you should wear it with pride. Take mine, for example, George Mason Hall, what is the...

Tuesday Tips #22

Hello! Today’s Tuesday Tip is from our blog writer, Tyler, and is about writing dates/information on the backs of photographics. It goes without saying, it can be somewhat annoying and frustrating to discover an old photo in a family album yet to have no clue who the...

My Ancestry: Mom’s Side

As of about a year ago I thought my family history story started with my great grandparents on my mom’s side.  Because that was all I was ever told and that’s all my family knew.  But recently through my own research and research done by an older cousin, I...