Have you had your DNA tested and are wondering “what do I do now?” Or are you considering dipping your toe into the DNA testing world? Either way, join us at our 20th Annual Spring Conference on Saturday, March 3 to get your questions answered! Richard Hill, author of “Finding Family: My Search for Roots… Continue reading Spring Conference – Finding Family with DNA Testing
Story submitted by Lynne Wolfgang Hello Genealogy friends! I have had the opportunity over the years to attempt to help adoptees find their birth families. I haven’t been very successful but when my brother in law, who is adopted, came to me for help, I wanted to be successful for him. I knew his birthday… Continue reading Finding a Birth Parent: A Joyous Christmas Story!
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In a box of personal pictures and mementos donated to our area Goodwill, I found two pictures of what appear to be members of the Drake family. Thomas E. Drake is a well-dressed man of middle years sitting in a nicely appointed office. The furniture and clothing seem to indicate early 1900’s. There was a… Continue reading Thomas and Alice Hutchins Drake: A Study of Mistaken Assumptions
Recently, one of the Goodwill administrative assistants entrusted the South Bend Area Genealogical Society with a box of personal items and photos that had been donated at various Goodwill sites in our area. She asked us, if possible, to find family and return what should be a valued heirloom. Well, you know that’s a challenge… Continue reading Treasures from the Goodwill: From Pearl to Aunt Abbie and Uncle Edd
The main subject of a photograph is not always the people involved. For example, look at these two photographs from my family collection labeled O.H. and Belle Vivell at Gay’s Mills, Wisconsin, in September 1921. Notice that the automobile seems to be more important in the photographs than the background or the people. In both… Continue reading Shiny New Cars And Women In Pants – What Can We Learn From This Picture?