The Power of Naturalization Records: a friend’s unknown Irish heritage

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

Trip to the Ogden Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum

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

Layton Family History Center: our personal tour

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

The Story Behind the Name: in memory of Louise Adele Thacker Maurer

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