The family stories I remember my grandparents and mother telling when I was a young girl fascinated me. Today, finding amazing facts and stories about my ancestors makes me smile knowing how much my grandparents and mother would enjoy hearing them. I can just imagine them adding the research to their repertoire of family stories.
Bringing my ancestors, your ancestors and everyone else’s ancestors back to life encourages me throughout my research. I invite you to visit often to see what I have uncovered in my family research and read the latest genealogical news in Elkhart County and beyond, along with posts filled with information I have accumulated through the years. Some of my miscellaneous research just might break your brickwall.
I am a genealogist and have researched my family and other peoples’ families across the U.S., Italy, Istria, Germany, Scotland and Australia for the past 30 years. There hasn’t been a day when I have not worked on my genealogy from the time I started unearthing my ancestors in 1981.
I have just recently started to get involved with having my DNA tested, beginning with ancestry dot com and moving on to National Geographic DNA testing. I am just beginning to learn how to read the results!
I am a member the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, Member at Large. I am the Vice President of the Olde Vistula Road NSUSD1812 located in LaGrange County, Indiana. I am also a Member at Large of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic. We are organizing LGAR Arsinoe Martin Circle #78 and will be chartering in the near future. Our Circle is located in Elkhart County, Indiana.