Genealogy Across Generations by Natasha Swift

There are different pros and cons of being a 21st century aspiring genealogist. As well as a variation of different things that have either been made easier, or more difficult because of the growth in the digital world. I consider myself as being lucky to have grown...

Funerals as Family Reunions

 The majority of the time that I have seen family members over the past few years has not been under the best of circumstances.   We have had 8 funerals in the past 6 years. Even though I was not able to attend every funeral, when I did, it created an interesting...

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...