I left my road trip series hanging back in February – still more of the story to tell! I also have some updates about my family history and genealogy work at the end of this post.
This week’s theme is “Crime and Punishment.” Our ancestors were human, so it tends to reason that someone in the family tree found themselves on the wrong side of the law. The up-side for us is that they often created more records than the law-abiding ancestors!
This week’s theme is “Favorite Place.” So many records that we use (and memories that we have) are tied to a place. What is a favorite place to research? What is a favorite ancestral home?
DNA. It’s amazing how three letters could so completely change the field of genealogy. What’s a discovery you’ve made with DNA? What about a brick wall that DNA might help break down?
Brick walls—we all have them. This would be a good week to write down what you know about your brick wall problem. (Sometimes just writing about it can help!) You could write about an ancestor who used to be a brick wall. Or get creative—maybe an ancestor who was a bricklayer?