Welcoming an additional author

I’m planning to participate in Geneablogger’s Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories this year. However, my life tends to get away from me a little bit so I’ve enlisted a bit of help. My mother will be guest blogging with me through this holiday season. My mother has been an inspiration to me through out my […]

[Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories] Santa Claus?

Welcome to MyNeChimKi’s Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories! Thanks to Geneabloggers for developing these fantastic prompts for some holiday spirited blogging. Over the next month we’ll be blogging about some of our fondest Christmas memories. Today’s topic: Santa Claus As much as I’d like to not begin by embarrassing my mother, alas, it is not […]

[Tombstone Tuesday] George Axline – Lovettsville, VA

Welcome to MyNeChimKi’s Tombstone Tuesday! I’ve been trying to be more diligent lately in my “random acts of genealogical kindness,” which include going out and doing some tombstone photography in some of the local cemeteries. Geneabloggers describes Tombstone Tuesday: Tombstone Tuesday is a daily blogging theme used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post […]

[Tombstone Tuesday] Polly Fry – Lovettsville, VA

Welcome to MyNeChimKi’s first installment of Tombstone Tuesday! I’ve been trying to be more diligent lately in my “random acts of genealogical kindness,” which include going out and doing some tombstone photography in some of the local cemeteries. At the risk of making myself sound incredibly dense, I always knew that Loudoun County had a […]

Carnival of Genealogy, 74th Edition: Annual Swimsuit Edition

It was quite difficult for me to settle on a photo for the Annual Swimsuit Edition, but I knew that I definitely didn’t want to miss out on this one! My grandmother took some modeling lessons at one point, and while I don’t think this photo is from the shoots, it certainly gave her confidence! […]

Geneabloggers: Genealogy To Do List

Geneabloggers was founded by Thomas MacEntee to unite people globally through their love of genealogy and blogging.  Members are spread all across the world and united with these common bonds and a fantastic FaceBook group! MacEntee cites: The purpose of Geneabloggers? Well we have lots of people new to blogging and genealogy. Geneabloggers offers them […]

Geneablogger: Week #14 Prompt – Genealogy 2.0

Geneabloggers was founded by Thomas MacEntee to unite people globally through their love of genealogy and blogging.  Members are spread all across the world and united with these common bonds and a fantastic FaceBook group! MacEntee cites: The purpose of Geneabloggers? Well we have lots of people new to blogging and genealogy. Geneabloggers offers them […]

Geneablogger’s Carnival Week #12: In need of a brick mason, please!

Like every genealogist (professional or avocational), I have my own brick wall problems. I’d like to introduce you to two of them today. And to be fair, I’ve selected one from my maternal side and one from my paternal side. No need to take favoritism when it comes to difficult genealogy questions!

Always entertained

So, I’ve been doing quite a bit of family research lately. I started off working on a few lineages on my dad’s side, and now I’m playing a waiting game records so I decided to go off on a tangent and work on a lineage that hasn’t been touched on my mother’s side. The Holladays. […]

First time I’ve ever been happy that my ancestors were from the South

Normally, I’m cursing the fact that my ancestors were from the South. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m perfectly happy to be from a long heritage of Southerners — well, for the most part. But as far as genealogy goes, it’s not a cake walk. Southern courthouses and documents often got burned in the Civil […]