ROOTSTECH IS TOMORROW!!!!! Last year was my first time at Rootstech and it was a blast! I was determined to always go every year after that. We will see if I can do that! I was actually pregnant with Adaline at the time though most people couldn’t tell yet. There was definitely a lot to…… Continue reading Rootstech Reminacing from 2016
Rootstech is only 3 DAYS AWAY!!! I wanted to surprise my friend with an awesome family history themed Christmas present. She didn’t know anything about her biological dad’s side of the family. Well, Addi and I quickly found that one of her lines came from Ireland, her great-grandparents Thomas Francis Prendergast and Delia O’dea. Which…… Continue reading The Power of Naturalization Records: a friend’s unknown Irish heritage
Rootstech is only 5 days away!!! My grandma (Addi’s great-grandma) has been a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP) for a while. I decided over a year ago that I wanted to join. I was pregnant with Adaline at the time. I have been enjoying going to the monthly meetings. And I…… Continue reading Trip to the Ogden Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum
So I just wanted to honor Grandma Louise Maurer further by asking family members what their favorite memory of her was. I got some sweet experiences! Here are some of them: “My favorite memory of grandma Maurer is that she always loved to talk. She loved to talk about her family, how beautiful it was…… Continue reading Memories of Grandma Maurer
It’s February! Which means the Rootstech Family History Conference is only days away! You better believe we are counting down over here at our house! We seriously can’t wait. I got to go last year and it was a blast. This year, the conference is from Feb 8 to Feb 11, one week away!!! Saturday…… Continue reading Counting Down to Rootstech 2017!
2 DAYS!!!! We really love the new discovery centers and family history centers FamilySearch is doing! They are more interactive and allow families to connect in so many ways. I really wanted to go to the open house for the new one in Layton but something came up and we couldn’t make it. So we…… Continue reading Layton Family History Center: our personal tour
Now the baby genealogist’s middle name Louise comes from my husband’s side of the family. We got it from the only grandparent he remembers as a kid. We thought it would be a sweet tribute to her and that it goes well with the name Adaline. We interviewed Addi’s grandpa who is Louise’s son and…… Continue reading The Story Behind the Name: in memory of Louise Adele Thacker Maurer