I am new to the blogging community but, as my family tree has grown, I decided that this is the best way to share my findings and make new connections.
I have been interested in genealogy in about 30 years and have worked on it off and on during that time.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wedding Wednesday

This is one of my favorite pictures. It is of my great-grandparents, Gifford and Florence (Nimon) Wright on their wedding day, 12 January 1910.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday

This is the tombstone of my 7th (and 9th) great-grandfather, Abel Wright. He was buried in Springfield, Massachusetts. I have not been there, but others in my family have and have sent me this picture.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Military Monday

One of my ancestors, Peter Henry Weiser, was (and still is to a degree) a mystery to our family and to the Weiser Family Association. I was able to find out a bit more about him, including the fact that he served for a short time in the Civil War. He was wounded at Blue Mills Landing in MO.
He was my 2nd great-grandfather and helped me join the DUV (Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War).

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Church record Sunday

From family information, I knew that my 2nd great-grandfather, Jabez Hollingworth had been baptized in England at the Independent Lane Chapel. I ordered the microfilm from the FHC and found the record of his baptism and that of several other family members. I also learned more about the Independent Lane Chapel. It was a very successful and informative search.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I am back!

After being gone on vacation for a few weeks, I am back and looking forward to learning more about blogging and connecting with other researchers.
While I was away, I was able to visit a cemetery in St. Louis where I believe an ancestor is buried. Unfortunately, no one answered the phone or my knock on the office door. I was able to get in touch with someone a few days later, but was not able to get back to the cemetery to check out the information. I am hoping a friend in the area can get there sometime soon to check on it for me.
I also discovered that my future son-in-law is interested in genealogy so was able to get him started on his research.
It was a very good time with family.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

On the List!

I am on the Geneabloggers list! hopefully I will get more contacts that way. I haven't had much time for research lately, maybe over the weekend.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Good Start

Well, I am off to a good start. I had three people "follow" me yesterday, two comments on my post and 1 possible distant cousin! It certainly revives my interest in doing more research. I seem to wax and wane with my searches.
I have been surfing around, reading other blogs and following several people on Twitter. Even though I wish I had more time for all of it, I am enjoying what I do have time for.
Happy Hunting everyone.


Monday, August 8, 2011


Hello fellow researchers! I have decided to join the blogging world and give this a try. I will be adding information on the surnames I am researching and some family stories, but it will take some time. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or suggestion.