A Research Detour Leads to 12 Unexpected Insights About Quakerism

By lauravasilion While waiting for a voice from Lithuania to respond to my blog questions, I took a detour this spring into genealogy and a new project: a novel set in a Quaker community in pioneer Iowa. No, I am not a Quaker. However, a number of my early Scotch-Irish American ancestors were. Three of … Continue reading A Research Detour Leads to 12 Unexpected Insights About Quakerism

DNA-testing companies, pinpointing ethnicity and the truth

STUART LEAVENWORTH Tribune News Service SAN FRANCISCO — Curious about their roots, consumers are spending tens of millions of dollars each year getting their DNA tested and then proclaiming they are one-quarter Irish, 22 percent Scandinavian or 14 percent Native American. These pie charts of ethnicity make for great water-cooler conversation. But what about the … Continue reading DNA-testing companies, pinpointing ethnicity and the truth

Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS) 2018 Annual Conference & Expo

Conference Venue: VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT 1160 1st Avenue King of Prussia, PA 19406 Dates: October 9-14, 2018 Hosts: Family Quest Society (Philadelphia Chapter)       World Renowned History and Genealogical Event There is no better place for historians and genealogists than AAHGS’s Annual Conference & Exposition. By attending, you’ll gain the tools, the … Continue reading Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS) 2018 Annual Conference & Expo

Webinar free to the public July 6-8, 2018

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is presenting "Courting North Carolina: The Courts of the Tarheel State” Part 1, a lecture given by Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL. If you have ever attended one of Judy's lectures, you know you are in for a treat! Her knowledge of the complex court records of North Carolina is … Continue reading Webinar free to the public July 6-8, 2018

WCGS Meeting on Summer Hiatus

The WCGS is now on summer break. The next meeting will be on September 25th at the Wilson County Public Library, lecture topic to be announced. Hope to see you there with lots of tales of summer adventure and ancestors discovered!