The coat of arms is an oft sought-after element of family historians. Symbolizing the right to bear arms, the coat of arms indicated status and privilege. Rarely are those seen in the United States deemed authentic.
I've had a variety of posts about my workflow and tools that I use to stay organized. A recent inquiry regarding my post on Ninox databases made it apparent an update was due on my process for tracking research.
Women seem to fade into the background of our family trees, their lives and stories so quickly forgotten. Researching my father’s family, I recently realized I had asked him very few questions about his beloved grandmother, Annabelle (Boyd) Rogers, who, with Dad’s grandfather Joseph Rogers, raised my Dad and legally adopted him.
If you were like me and initially stunned and short of breath upon hearing that FAMILYSEARCH was ending microfilm rental on August 31st, take heart! Yes, rental is ending, but it is being replaced with something far better - DIGITAL RECORDS!
My parents met in the Army. Not only was my mother in the military, but each generation of her family has been involved in major conflicts going back to the Revolutionary War. I am proud of my military ancestors who served for our freedom.