Category Archives: Experiences

Making Things

Some people are good at making things;  some aren’t. I definitely fall into the latter category.  Whether it’s making something new or repairing something that’s broken, I find working with my hands somewhat challenging.  If you add tools–especially power tools–I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Experiences, Fetzer family, Wayne County Indiana | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Family Historian

Not every family has a historian, but mine has had many. As I’m sure you know by now, I enjoy doing family history and have been doing it for some time–two and a half decades.  I started when my grandfather … Continue reading

Posted in Experiences, Harris family, Shaw family, Wayne County Indiana | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Black Holes

Genealogy is full of black holes. I have several in my family tree so far, and they drive me crazy.  They are the people I can’t figure out.  Someone who doesn’t leave a paper trail.  A dead end. Twenty-some years … Continue reading

Posted in Experiences, Sharing, Wayne County Indiana | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

My Grandfather, Genealogy and Me

I started doing family history when I was 12 years old.  My grandfather had just retired after 40 years of working in a factory and one of his retirement hobbies was genealogy.  I always loved history–and I loved my grandfather–so … Continue reading

Posted in Cemeteries, Experiences, Sharing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments