Starting last Wednesday, Feb. 28th 2018 thru Saturday, March 3rd 2018, I attended RootsTech 2018, thru online streaming. RootsTech probably the largest genealogy conference in the world (I don’t know of one bigger, but someone might call me out on that.) This article is long, but it is one that I hope you will all want […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I was introduced to DNA back in March of 2016 when I got my Ancestry DNA results back. Prior to that time, I was interested in DNA, but literally knew nothing about it. I am one who studies a subject a lot, especially when it is as complicated as DNA. My studies prior to getting […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
There are several definitions of the word “Memoir.” “Autobiography” is one of those definitions for memoir. Usually when you hear someone wrote their autobiography, you might think that the person writing it was someone noteworthy, like a famous author, politician, scientist, etc. That brings us to the second definition for memoir—meaning “an account of something […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Part of the “process” of getting back to the basics* is to determine what I actually have on my shelves. I watched a Legacy Tree Webinar presented by Shannon Combs-Bennett on January 11, 2017 titled “Tips and Tricks to Organizing Your Genealogy” and this was one of the Tips. So I decided to take it to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
So my goal this year is to go “back to the basics” in doing Swisher research. So how do you do that? First, you have to get organized. Not just once, but again, and again, and again. That’s what I have tried to do over the years, but just never got it done. Of course […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This Sunday is the 15th anniversary of 911. This to me, is the most defining moment in our United States history post WWII, and is comparable to Pearl Harbor leading up to WWII. Pearl Harbor is one of those defining events that I only can read about, as I was not born until the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When I was in high school, I struggled with American History. I am not a poor student and when I enjoy a subject I usually am a straight “A” student. I was lucky to maintain a “D” average in history. Why? Because history, taught to me then, was a list of memorized facts and dates. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Over the years I have collected several books about family history. Most are worth having and one is not worth the money, let alone of being of any use for genealogy research. Swisher Books that I have in my personal collection (by date): “The Swisher Family of Harrison and Lewis Counties West Virginia” by Robert […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
A few months ago, an individual approached me, asking if I had done my DNA. I indicated I wanted to but was not ready to put up the money needed. That individual, actually offered to pay for me to do so. (See my DNA guidelines about allowing others to pay for your DNA.) After negotiating […]Continue Reading... No Comments.