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.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sorting Saturday

I inherited a box of papers and notes that a great-aunt had when she was writing many of her books. I haven't yet opened it or gone through any of it because I want to have plenty of time when I do. Since I am getting caught up on other things this long week end, I hope to get into it later today.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thriller Thursday

Today's blog prompt suggest thrilling stories from the past but I have one for today.
While doing some searching last night, I located a family tree on ancestry.com with familiar names. In looking at it more closely, I found that the submitter had the same great-grandfather as me! How exciting!!! Now, to try to get in touch with him; I check his profile and see that he hasn't logged in for over 6 months...bummer, I hope he gets my message.
Well, good news! He got the message and replied first thing this morning. And his profile lists him as living only abou 1 & 1/2 hours drive from one of my sisters! I am so excited and hope that we can share information.
I love meeting new relatives I did not know that I have.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Woodhead/Hollingworth Connection

For sometime now, I have been trying to find a connection between the surnames WOODHEAD and HOLLINGWORTH.
This started because of a list of birthdays my great-grandfather wrote up in a "Birthday Book" in the 1850's. His surname was Hollingworth. Scattered in among the Hollingworths and some other names I am familiar with, there are several with the surname Woodhead. I have not found any family members who know where that name fits in.
I have been searching on ancestry on and off for a few years but have really stepped up my search the past few days. I have found several records connecting all the Woodheads I have names for, but none connecting them to the Hollingworth family.
In the early 1800's, the many of the Hollingworths came to America but, apparently, the Woodheads stayed in England.
I will continue my search but am hoping this blog will help me get in touch with someone who knows of the Woodhead family.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Society Saturday

Today we at CHAT had a very nice meeting. We had a tour of the Jefferson County (WV) museum and our request to use their meeting room on a regular basis was approved. We talked about what topics to address in upcoming meetings and hope to join in the tour of Washington homes next Fall. We will be putting up fliers around town about our group and hope to get more members.
All in all, a good day.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday

Much of my father's side of the family is from upstate New York; Monroe County, Hilton, specifically. I was there this past weekend and while visiting my father's grave and planting flowers there, I took pictures of others I had not connected to the family before. Now I just need to find the correct people in my database and connect the pictures to them. In the meantime, RIP Dad, I miss you.